Taking Initiative

The ASO’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council has members from each of our key internal constituent groups – Board of Directors, Advisory Council, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Senior Executive Team, staff, and musicians. The Council is charged with:

  • Sharing updates on the implementation of the DEI Vision and Commitments.
  • Serving as an idea bank to develop future DEI-related projects.
  • Being a space for open communication on topics related to DEI.

The Diversity Council also serves as a strategic catalyst for change, empowered to provide trusted insight, inclusive feedback, reinforce accountabilities and expectations, and lead change to achieve our aspirational goals.

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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is committed to serving our mission by promoting an equitable and inclusive culture where everyone feels welcomed, valued, and respected; and to achieve greater diversity among our stakeholders.

Our Commitments:

  • Community connections to develop authentic connections and partnerships with Atlanta’s diverse community
  • Programming – commissions, programs, repertoire, guest artists, locations, festivals, series, and education
  • Recruitment and selection of staff, orchestra, Board, Advisory Council, chorus, students, volunteers, and conductors
  • Fostering an inclusive environment for the staff, Board, musicians, conductors, chorus, students, audience members and donors
  • Personnel development: anti-bias/anti-racism training, creating equitable career growth and compensation equity
  • Supplier diversity – investing in diverse suppliers, vendors, and partners in the community