The League of American Orchestras has produced new learning resources about equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) specifically for the orchestra field.
• Promising Practices: Actions Orchestras Can Take to Make Progress Toward Equity, a free downloadable PDF, unpacks some of the most productive emerging practices from orchestras that received League funding for their EDI work. Researched and written by composer and arts education consultant Theodore Wiprud, the guide provides concrete advice on how to create more just and equitable cultures at orchestras and their communities.
• A series of three Catalyst Webinars organized by EDI consultant McKensie Mack will feature reports from orchestras about their experiences at all stages of their EDI work: “Getting Started on the EDI Journey” with the Kennett Symphony (February 22); “Two Years In: EDI Challenges and Opportunities” with the Nashville Symphony (March 22); “How Far We’ve Come: What’s Working and What Isn’t” with the Detroit Symphony (April 26).
• “A Short History of Structural Racism,” a Catalyst Seminar on March 8 led by educational consultant Ayo Magwood, will examine the history, laws, and economics that created and perpetuate the discriminatory environment we live in today.