By clicking the check box, I confirm that I am committed to creating a level playing field for all classical musicians in the United States. To help implement equitable opportunities and inclusive systems in the field, I will actively participate in NIMAN's efforts to:
- Remove barriers to access for musicians from underrepresented ethnicities;
- Train and mentor musicians from underrepresented ethnicities for advancement towards a professional career in classical music;
- Prioritize diversity, inclusion, and equity in our organization and in classical music to achieve cultural equity* to the fullest extent.
*CULTURAL EQUITY: defined by Americans for the Arts on May 23, 2016 as “… embodying the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people — including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion — are represented in the development of arts policy; the support of artists; the nurturing of accessible, thriving venues for expression; and the fair distribution of programmatic, financial, and informational resources."