This episode marks the end of the first Orchestrating Change Leadership Program and Season 2 of the Orchestrating Change podcast. All summer, 9 college students met via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays to discuss issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; network with over 30 industry professionals; and develop skills to become to next leaders in the field of music. Along with this learning, the OCLP students worked together to create an educational program that would seek to actively combat issues of accessibility and inequality in our Canton community. Their final presentation left the staff and board of the CSO, along with community members, excited for what the future will hold here at the symphony. We cannot wait for 2022 and the next Orchestrating Change Leadership Program!
We would like to thank OCLP participants Samaria Hill, Valerie Mathis, and Irene Guggenheim-Triana for lending their voices for this episode.
“…it definitely lived up to its name, “Orchestrating Change”. We as a collective group actually put something together, networked, and made something happen, which pleasantly surprises me. I feel like I contributed to something very important in the world of music and I’m very proud and blessed to have been a part of this!” – 2021 OCLP Participant