While I am all kinds of happy to see service organizations and foundations allocate increased resources to addressing meaning change on issues related to diversity, it still feels a bit like trying to catch up by going slower.
All the planned efforts are excellent; providing mentoring, audition prep, financial support, and highlighting minority musicians to potential employers are necessary programs. At the same time, there are options capable of catapulting the field toward diversity in less time and increase the value of those existing efforts.
One of those is the program I proposed in April, 2018 that addresses diversity at the point of contact it matters most: new hires.
Consequently, it feels right to highlight this proposal on MLK Day. Thank you for taking a moment to give the original article a read and share with your friends and colleagues: