Early Music America began this 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 focusing 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.

Please Contact EMA if you have suggestions, comments, or recommendations for our work in this area.

Upcoming

April 6 @ 4pm ET: A Circle of Fifths – a retrospective and remedy for addressing diversity in Early music in America
Zoom interest session presented by Patricia Ann Neely

EDI Taskforce

Patricia Ann Neely, Chair

Resources

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News

Reggie Mobley
Looking to expand its repertoire to include more composers of color and to reach a broader audience across Greater Boston, the Handel and Haydn Society has named its first-ever programming ...
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Broadway World
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March 31, 2020
Che Buford, 19
Despite the enormous influence of musicians of color on nearly every genre of music, the classical music field remains starkly white and Asian ...
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Noteworthy
Published:
February 10, 2020
Canto: Voices of Inspiration
How can we teach children that music is a space where all people are welcome? How can we lift up voices instead of suppressing them in a world that talks ...
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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


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