This is going to be a calm, supportive, useful group of questions about diversity in New Music that hopefully will generate some things we can do to add more experiences to our collective voice. I’m a cis white straight male who qualifies as “old” on several music opportunity applications. I think this is a tremendously important topic.
- What’s your name, how do you self-identify? Composer, performer, producer, something else?
- How big can an ensemble/group be before lack of diversity becomes a serious issue?
- In your experience, which specific group(s) are under-represented in the New Music scene? In #musochat itself?
- What are we, as music practitioners, losing as a result of lack of diversity?
- What is needed to create a safe environment for well & under represented groups to work on diversity issues together?
- If schools/existing classical “host” scene are not diverse, is it our personal responsibility to do anything about diversity?
- Is there a relationship between economic opportunities/barriers (education, initial careers) that influence diversity in New Music?
- Name some things you can do to increase diversity in New Music scene, and in #musochat itself.
The full discussion is archived on Storify.
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