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Programming with Curiosity: Diversifying Choral Repertoire with New Muses Project

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What would choral music look like if we were always searching for our next favorite composer? This simple and meaningful question inspires New Muses Project: a DEI-centered organization that promotes curiosity and justice in classical music through performance, education, and scholarship of composers from historically underrepresented backgrounds. In this session, the founders of the project will lead a discussion about “curiosity” and how it leads to greater diversity and inclusion, offer an interactive demonstration of their composer recommendation system, and discuss how DEI-forward work can be implemented without adding logistical or artistic complications to programming your next concert. 

This session is generously sponsored by Mark Shapiro.


Image of Gloria Yin
Motivated by radical creativity, collaboration, and community, Gloria Yin is a multi-faceted conductor, pianist, and mission-driven musical entrepreneur, with a keen professional interest in impactful...
Image of Carter Miller
Originally from central Texas, Carter Miller (they/them) is a PhD student in musicology at the Bienen School of Music of Northwestern University. In 2021, they graduated with a BM in music history...

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