CANE Conversations: Beyond Diversifying Repertoire

It is easier than ever for the choral community to explore diverse programming options, but a database of repertoire that satisfies certain criteria is good only insofar as concert programmers understand how best to use it, and understand why a diversity of perspectives is important in the first place. As part of an ongoing series, Choral Arts New England presents two online conversations around topics of diversity, equity and inclusion within classical music.

Topics may include: What does it mean to program diversely? How can music be centered (or decentered) on a particular race or ethnicity? What can programmers do to ensure that they are being inclusive without tokenizing? Our panelists will share their perspectives and experiences within today's classical music scene. There will be Q&A.

These events are free and open to the public; registration via Zoom is required.

Panel 1: Sunday October 18, 4:00–5:30 p.m. (ET)

    Panelists: Reginald Mobley, Mollie Stone, Mari Esabel Valverde, Jonathan Woody

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    A recording of this session is now available at

    Panel 2: Sunday October 25, 8:00–9:30 p.m. (ET)

    Panelists: Saunder Choi, Melissa Dunphy, Lonnie Norwood, Alex Temple

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    Effective date: 
    Saturday, October 3, 2020 to Sunday, October 25, 2020