Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
What does it mean to have a commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?
Diversity is the presence of differences that may include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, language, (dis)ability, age, religious commitment, or political perspective. Populations that have been-and remain- underrepresented among practitioners in the field and marginalized in the broader society.
Equity is promoting justice, impartiality and fairness within the procedures, processes, and distribution of resources by institutions or systems. Tackling equity issues requires an understanding of the root causes of outcome disparities within our society.
Inclusion is an outcome to ensure those that are diverse actually feel and/or are welcomed. Inclusion outcomes are met when you, your institution, and your program are truly inviting to all. To the degree to which diverse individuals are able to participate fully in the decision-making processes and development opportunities within an organization or group.
*Definitions from the eXtension Foundation Impact Collaborative.
North Carolina Master Chorale is passionate about building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for its singers, students, staff, patrons, and the greater Triangle arts community. We firmly believe every member of our artistic community brings unique gifts and backgrounds to our shared, collective experience.
In 2020, NCMC created a Task Force to identify all areas where our organization can improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, specifically in and for our chorale membership, ticket-buyers, venue selection process, and repertoire selection process. We welcome your input and feedback in this process.
Please reach out to Stephen if you would like to be a part of our DEI Task Force or if you have questions and/or comments about DEI at North Carolina Master Chorale.