Promoting Diversity in Classical Music: A Panel Discussion


Thursday, July 9, 2020, 7:00pm


Classical music has long excluded and marginalized musicians and composers of color, especially members of the Black community. The Bach Society Orchestra at Harvard, a student-run ensemble committed to performing music by composers of diverse backgrounds, is presenting a panel discussion on issues of race in classical music, focusing on how performing arts institutions can promote diversity. Panelists include Isaiah Jackson, Professor of Composition at the Berklee College of Music and former Music Director of Harvard’s own Bach Society Orchestra, Owen Young, cellist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Bill Neri, violist and Project Manager of the National Alliance for Audition Support at the Sphinx Organization. To attend the panel discussion, click here. For additional information on the Bach Society Orchestra, click here.