IDEAs in Classical Music: Best Practices Towards Placement

Hosted by Andre Dowell, Sphinx Organization’s Chief of Artist Engagement, this session will examine and discuss a shortlist of IDEA-focused ‘best practices’ designed for all orchestras to consider during their hiring processes. The conversation will focus on both WHY these practices are important, as well as HOW they can be implemented effectively. This four-part series of conversations on inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility will explore issues in the classical music industry worthy of deep discussions, such as the audition process and promotion, national diversity fellowships, and pathways for conductors and others in the field of classical music. Panel discussions will be moderated by different hosts, starting October 6 with Afa Dworkin, President and Artistic Director of Sphinx Organization.