Unmute the Voices
August 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 17, 2022
Unmute The Voices celebrates BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) artistry in classical music by highlighting compositions and performances by BIPOC artists.
From its inception, classical music was for centuries an art form reserved exclusively for affluent and aristocratic white men. People of Color and women were expressly excluded from being accepted as equal contributors. While both People of Color and women artists and composers are becoming more included and more accepted in the classical music community, the genre still has a long road ahead before it reaches a real state of equity.
Unmute The Voices exists to accelerate the development of equity in classical music by increasing the visibility of the BIPOC community in classical music and to encourage their inclusion in the art form.
The program includes classical music composed by people from BIPOC communities, performances by artists of color, and interviews with artists. Unmute The Voices is a radio show and video series hosted by Dr. Quinton Morris, who is also the founder of Key to Change Studio.