New Report Sheds Light on Canadian Orchestras' Relationships with Indigenous People and PoC

On June 6, Orchestras Canada (OC) released Re-sounding the Orchestra, a report on Canadian orchestras’ relationships with Indigenous peoples and people of colour.

The report, authored by Soraya Peerbaye and Dr. Parmela Attariwala, was commissioned by Orchestras Canada with support from the Canada Council for the Arts, and OC’s donors. It is the product of over twelve months’ research, and presents perspectives gathered through interviews and roundtable discussions with close to forty administrators, artistic directors, Indigenous musicians, and musicians of colour. The report also presents an analysis of equity, diversity, systemic inequality and coloniality in the orchestra, and proposes new approaches to relationship development, artistic programming and planning, and music education and training to support and encourage cultural change and musical development in Canadian orchestras.

Re-sounding the Orchestra concludes with a set of recommendations to Orchestras Canada.

To read the full report, click here.

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