Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The School of Music community of faculty, staff, and students aspires to create and nurture an environment that is supportive of all backgrounds where different views and ideas are respected and encouraged. In all our pursuits, we commit to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion with regard to race, national origin, language, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion, and ability. Moreover, we will encourage intellectual inquiry and respectful exchange that cements our dedication to these principles.

Our School’s Commitment

Learn about some of the initiatives guided by School of Music faculty, staff, and students to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for music and music technology.

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Girls Who Conduct

Girls Who Conduct, founded by our director of orchestral studies, Chaowen Ting, is an initiative created in 2020 to empower and encourage the upcoming generation of women, women-identifying, and non-binary conductors by providing a program for training, mentorship, and camaraderie in order to foster diversity and inclusion in classical music.

Your Voice is Power

Your Voice is Power

A collaboration between Georgia Tech, Amazon, and Pharrell Williams that inspires K-12 students to explore the ways music, computer science, and entrepreneurship can be tools to advance racial equity.

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The Cartography Project

The Kennedy Center and the Washington National Opera have commissioned Brittney Boykin, assistant professor in the School of Music, to create a new work that “responds to extrajudicial killings that have galvanized the country” and that approaches music “as both a source of healing and as a way to open dialogue about the future of anti-racism.”

How big is your dream

How Big is Your Dream

School of Music faculty and students collaborate with this organization which is devoted to promoting, educating, and developing our youth to excel and reach their dreams.

Transformative Narratives

Transformative Narratives

School of Music students have created musical scores to accompany these powerful stories from members of the Georgia Tech community that generate social awareness, grow leadership skills, and foster belonging among faculty, students, and staff.

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