Creating a more inclusive early music community
EMA recognizes that:
- Early music programming, curricula, and research are mainly Euro-centric, thereby excluding and discouraging some potential participants in the early music field.
- Administrations, ensembles, and audiences fall short in representing the diverse demographics of The Americas.
- Due to historical and systemic inequities, access to early music is not readily available to everyone.
IDEA Task Force Mission
The IDEA Task Force promotes EMA’s values of diversity and inclusion by advising EMA in its planning and implementation of strategic initiatives so that the early music field can begin to represent and embrace the many different communities of The Americas.
Please Contact EMA with suggestions, comments, and/or recommendations for our work in this area.
2023-2024 IDEA Task Force Members
Vijay Chalasani*, secretary
Joyce Chen*, co-chair
Karin Cuéllar-Rendón*, co-chair
Guillermo Salas Suárez
*EMA Board Member
Derek Tam, Ex Officio Member
Read task force member bios below.
- Resources for Diversity in Early Music Repertoire
- Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture
- Indictus: giving voice to overlooked and under-represented classical music
- Inclusive Early Music
- “Solutions for Change: Anti-Racism in Early Music” by Vijay Chalasani
- Expanding the Music Theory Canon resource by Paula Maust
- Black Voices Matter: A Pledge of Anti-Racism in Choral Practice
- BIPOC Arts – database of BIPOC opera professionals
- NIMAN – National Instrumentalist Mentoring + Advancement Network
If you know of a resource or article that you believe belongs on this page, please contact EMA with your suggestion.
Related webinar recordings and performance videos can be found on the EMA Video Resources page.