Welcome to The Diversity & Inclusion Resource Center! Here you will find hundreds of free resources that will aid you and your orchestra in this important area. At the heart of this work is a deeper connection with your community – and ensuring that that you are effectively serving the diverse populations that live outside your concert hall.

The Diversity & Inclusion Resource Center is designed to provide League members with practical and helpful insight, advice, and a path to greater diversity and inclusion in every part of your organization.

What’s the first step? Just choose an interest area from the menu on the right, and let’s get started!

For the League of American Orchestras, achieving diversity means affirming the inclusion and involvement of a broad representation of our community, reflecting its true make-up, including race, ethnicity and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, disabilities, education, geography, and religion. The League has pledged to:

  • Promote diversity within its board and staff;
  • Promote greater understanding of, and respect for, diversity in its member orchestras; and
  • Help orchestras advance their work in the area of diversity and inclusion, including audience, orchestra and staff personnel, repertoire, young artists, boards and governance practice.
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The Diversity & Inclusion Resource Center is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.