AUGUST 2021
News & Updates
Maryland/DC American Choral Director's Association
ADEI Learning Lab hosted by Chorus America
After holding an inaugural program in May that quickly sold out, Chorus America is excited to announce our second 2021 cohort of the ADEI Learning Lab, a four-week experiential online learning program teaching foundational knowledge in access, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI) while addressing Whiteness and White supremacy. The Learning Lab is specifically designed for White choral leaders seeking to address structural racism in their organizations and become better allies and accomplices to their BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) colleagues. In this small cohort-style program, you'll engage with the material in small groups during interactive live sessions with faculty and fellow participants, as well as through assignments and readings between sessions.

In the ADEI Learning Lab, participants will:
  • Address fundamental concepts of access, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI), along with Whiteness and White supremacy
  • Learn about their own identities and the ways these identities position them within society and within the choral field
  • Learn how concepts of ADEI can be used to create change within their organizations
  • Connect with other Chorus America members interested in continuing ADEI work and build a resource network
BENT, BUT NO BROKEN
Bent, But Not Broken is a four-day conference that amplifies the musical contributions of Black musicians and composers across time and across genres. Combining performances from esteemed choral groups with discussions and workshops by the nation's most knowledgeable scholars of music and history, this event is a community summit that will make visible--and audible!--the works of Black composers.

Presented by Arreon Harley-Emerson.
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