CANE Newsletter: October 2020

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CANE Presents: 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. CANE 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.

When: Oct 18, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Beyond Diversifying Repertoire (panel 1)

  •      Reginald Mobley
  •      Mollie Stone
  •      Mari Esabel Valverde
  •      Jonathan Woody

When: Oct 25, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Beyond Diversifying Repertoire (panel 2)

  •      Saunder Choi
  •      Melissa Dunphy
  •      Lonnie Norwood
  •      Alex Temple

The CoViD-19 crisis has had an enormous impact on choral organizations and Choral Arts New England is proud to support our choral communities as they weather these uncertain times. Choral Arts New England Emergency Grants are a special initiative to provide immediate assistance to organizations experiencing difficulty due to circumstances related to COVID-19. Applications will be accepted via our online application form until 11:59 p.m. on November 15, 2020. In addition, we expect to continue offering Alfred Nash Patterson grants early next year, as we have in every year since 1985.

Full guidelines and a link to the application:

Please share this information with New England choral organizations who might benefit from this program.


Effective date: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020