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Women in Choral Conducting: A Level Playing Field?

"'The gender issue is insidious and omnipresent,' says Marin Alsop, who began her tenure as music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2007, becoming the first femal to head a major American orchestra. "American women have als...more

diversity   artists   May 17, 2010 • Views:4634 • Comments: 0


Funding Reductions to Impact Diversity

"If we leave it to mainstream institutions to create work by [minorities], we will be left with a kind of chainstore arts world." Topher Campbell   As of February 17, 2011, the U.S. House of Representatives has put forward the FY11...more

diversity   advocacy   artists   Apr 4, 2011 • Views:12094 • Comments: 0


Arts Ed Bill of Rights

Every Child in Every School An Arts Education Bill of Rights Every child in every school has the right to a well-rounded education, of which the arts are an essential ingredient. Beyond having great value in and of themselves, the arts pr...more

education   advocacy   artists   diversity   May 13, 2010 • Views:14322 • Comments: 0


Diversity Glossary

Below are just a few terms and definitions related to diversity and inclusion work. The majority of the definitions below can be found in the National MultiCultural Institute's Diversity Glossary, which also includes terminology related to legislativ...more

diversity   May 15, 2010 • Views:8077 • Comments: 0


Adrienne Danrich Documents Anderson and Price

Cincinnati Opera commissioned soprano Adrienne Danrich to write a tribute to Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price. The result was This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price, which has been described as a "live doc...more

diversity   artists   Jun 11, 2010 • Views:4931 • Comments: 0


Opera from a Sistah's Point of View

"Opera is about rich and poor people. It'is about brown and black people. It's about yellow and white people." - Angela Brown,CNN Interview Soprano Angela Brown has a personal mission to bring operatic and classical vocal performance to...more

diversity   artists   Jun 11, 2010 • Views:4628 • Comments: 0



VIRTUAL NPAC, a performing arts convention in the virtual world, is underway. Right here, right now. Be a part of it! 5 NPAC partner conferences - from Chorus America, Dance/USA, the League of American Orchestras, OPERA America & Theatre...more

technology   advocacy   artists   diversity   education   Jun 15, 2010 • Views:30348 • Comments: 0


AMC Looks at Cultural Identities of Composers

American Music Center's NewMusicBox features many articles on diversity of genre and programming, as well as several articles on how culture influences the identity of composers and vice versa. Below you will find just some of the articles that are r...more

diversity   artists   Aug 8, 2010 • Views:16402 • Comments: 0


Churches Take Aim at Obama Education Policy

 Okay, now  they can't say it only Diane Ravitch complaining... For many in the arts, Race to the Top, which is the most visable of all of the Obama administration education programs, has been nothing more than a giant head scratcher. Na...more

education   advocacy   diversity   Jun 21, 2010 • Views:11200 • Comments: 0


Jonah Lehrer: The Power of Outsider Intelligence

Last week the Theater Communications Group convened it's 49th annual National Theater Conference in downtown Chicago.  One of the main themes of the conference was the concept of the "Creative Ecology."  The term was confusing to ...more

artists   diversity   technology   Jun 21, 2010 • Views:14136 • Comments: 0