Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Early Music America is about to take on an important initiative beginning in November 2019. As with the mainstream classical music community, we are acutely aware, in our specialized field, of the lack of diversity. With this in mind, we are planning to focus our work on broadening outreach in order to create a more inclusive community. EMA’s approach will be sensitive to the interests and needs of individuals, organizations, and educational institutions as it works to expand and celebrate the contributions of diverse cultures in the history and performance of early music. EMA needs the support of you – musicians and organizations – in this endeavor, as you are the visionaries who can influence the future and ultimately serve a greater spectrum of our constituents. Your voice is extremely important to our work and will help the taskforce, led by Patricia Ann Neely, assess how to move forward in its recommendations.

The survey is now closed. Thank you to those who helped us launch our study by completing the performers and organizations survey below by November 30, 2019.
An audience-focused survey is being developed and will be available soon.


If you know of a resource or article that you believe belongs on this page, please contact EMA with your suggestion.

Resources

A Circle of Fifths: equality, the struggle, equal opportunity, diversity, inclusion
Presented by Patricia Ann Neely on May 21, 2019 at the Historical Performance Conference, Indiana University.

News

Reggie Mobley
Reginald L Mobley curates and directs "Every Voice," the Handel and Haydn Society ’s annual free concert series ...
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The Boston Globe
Published:
November 30, 2019
Chinese Baroque
Reading the reactions that Chinese and Europeans had to each other’s music reminded me of the cultural misunderstandings in my own life. What is normal in one culture is very ...
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Early Music America
Published:
March 15, 2019
Singing The Praises Of Medieval Women
Seattle’s Medieval Women’s Choir, which gives the final concert of its 27th season on June 2 under artistic director Eric Mentzel, was the brainchild of the late Margriet Tindemans, the ...
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Source:
Early Music America
Published:
May 30, 2018
Seeing Ourselves in Early Music
Growing up, I was often the only black student in music classes or sections in the orchestra, but I was always focused on the music, and my teachers were always ...
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Source:
Guest article by Wade Davis
Published:
September 6, 2016
The lost genius of Mozart's sister
“I am writing to you with an erection on my head and I am very much afraid of burning my hair”, wrote Nannerl Mozart to her brother Wolfgang Amadeus. What ...
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Source:
The Guardian
Published:
September 8, 2015


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