Faced with unprecedented times in the wake of a viral pandemic and racial injustice pandemic, we rely on music to voice our concerns, heal our hearts, and share all of our stories. There is power within each of us that, once tapped, can forge new paths.
As artists, we have a duty to be a part of the change we need in the classical music world and beyond. It’s just as much our responsibility to champion works by composers who don’t look like us or have similar experiences as we do. May this initiative be an instrumental force in the collective pursuit of uplifting music that represents composers and poets from underrepresented backgrounds. This incredible music is out there and has been overlooked. It’s time to give everyone an equal voice.
With this foundation, let us remind ourselves of our common heart. What makes us unique is our togetherness, our many walks of life. Let us sing every song and lift every voice.
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