We’re delighted to announce our second Regenerate session will take place on Thursday 16 July at 11am and will discuss: Diversity in the talent pipeline.
The panel includes Oliver Vibrans, composer and musical director, Kerry Watson, Luton Music Service Manager and Music Mark trustee, and Rob Adediran, London Music Masters Executive Director.
Our #RegenerateSeries are focused online conversations designed to explore new ideas that challenge the sector’s thinking and help create positive change for our audiences and workforce.
In this session, the panel will discuss the continuing issue of a chronic lack of diversity in the orchestral sector talent pipeline. Initiatives to broaden the appeal of orchestral instruments and the relevance of the classical genre to young people, and to encourage pathways into Higher Education and the music industry, have yet to result in professional orchestras being truly representative of society.
We’ll also discuss the lack of diverse role models at the top of the profession and in key decision-making roles within both orchestras and the sector, as well as the role of unconscious bias and how that prevents diversity from flourishing and real change from happening.
This event brings together panellists with lived experience of the barriers to entry into the sector from the perspectives of both musicianship and management.
Our last Regenerate event sold out quickly and we encourage you to register early for this session.
Sign up to attend Diversity in the talent pipeline
This event will take place on Zoom and closed captions will be available. Joining instructions will be sent to event attendees 24 hours before the event. Please note this event will be recorded.