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Introducing the extraordinary lives and musical masterpieces of the great composers to future generations.

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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Program Goals

Classical Kids Music Education recognizes that the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are vital to a fully realized cultural and artistic life for all individuals. Our mission is to provide children with an exciting and educational point of entry into the world of classical music by humanizing the lives of the great composers, creating an emotional connection to their musical masterpieces, and inspiring a personal excellence that leads to greater achievement and success in life. For far too long, the ideas of who the great composers are and which are the important stories of music history have not been built on cultural inclusion and equity. Consequently, we also recognize that Classical Kids must do the important work of expanding our own programming and repertoire to promote these ideas within our organization, audiences, and collaborators.

Moving forward, Classical Kids has identified three new programmatic goals:

  • Expand our Every Orchestra, Every Child Initiative to include discounts for orchestras that book Classical Kids, as well as a percentage of discounted or no-cost performance tickets for children and families who face financial challenges and/or limited access to the arts.
  • Translate Beethoven Lives Upstairs for Spanish-language performance and/or Spanish supertitles, and eventually do the same for Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage, Vivaldi’s Ring of Mystery, Tchaikovsky Discovers America, and Gershwin’s Magic Key.
  • Develop productions that reconsider and expand our ideas of the great composers, starting with Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, who is widely regarded as the first classical composer of African heritage. Classical Kids also commits to pursuing funding in order to engage BIPOC artists in the creative development process.

Fundraising for these initiatives will be a priority in the coming season, and our goal is to begin implementation during the 2022-2023 season. We envision these initiatives as ongoing, multi-year efforts to help Classical Kids become a more just, inclusive organization for our audiences, our artists, and our collaborators.
We will also continue our current outreach efforts, such as our Licensing Initiative and our school residency Music Inspires!, examining how we can change or expand those programs to prioritize EDI.
Our organization’s leadership also continues to review organizational structure and practices to identify and implement structural and/or administrative changes to promote EDI within Classical Kids.

We hope you will be part of this change! Thank you for your support of Classical Kids, our mission, and these new initiatives!

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LATEST NEWS

Summer Newsletter 2022

In This Issue: Chevalier Era, Present Saint-Georges’, Meet Ron OJ Parson, Saint-Georges’ Soirée, Artist Spotlight, Join Our Journey, Edu. Materials Available!

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Spring Newsletter 2022

In This Issue: Note from Thad Avery, Dates Still Available 22-23, Introducing the MUSIC TEAM!, Join Our Journey, Book Saint-Georges 23-24, CKL Summer Fun!, Music Ed Resources

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Winter 2022 Newsletter

In This Issue: Intermission is Over!, Hurry, Booking 22-23, New Adventure Coming Soon, Game Night Success/Donate, Behind Scenes Show Creation, Pay-What-You-Can Edu Resources

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