Conductors for Change is excited to invite you to our first IdeaLab: Understanding Inequity in Symphonic Music through Three Different Lenses: Black and African Americans, Physical Disability, and Indigenous Peoples. This is a discussion-based, peer-learning experience. We invited 3 guests to guide us with a video prompt that will jumpstart reflections and conversation. The mission of Conductors for Change is to re-examine the role and responsibility of the American orchestra to create an equitable community and culture reflective of the people that we serve.
When: March-May 2023 Each topic will include 2 discussions over the course of 1 month, for a total of 6 meetings.
Our guests are:
March – Damien Geter – Black and African Americans
April – Phamaly Theatre Company – Physical Disability
May – Brent Michael Davids – Indigenous Peoples
Who can Apply: Anyone interested in further exploring and understanding inequity in symphonic music. This includes, but is not limited to, conductors, performers, educators, students, administrators, board members, advocates, etc. Participants should be passionate about learning and committed to change in our industry.
Participation is FREE. Funding has been made possible by the Puffin Foundation. Participants have the option to receive a signed certificate upon completion of our program.
Questions?:Please contact Conductors for Change at [email protected]. More information about Conductors for Change can be found on our website, www.conductorsforchange.org.