Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Director

On January 12, 2023 the Faculty welcomed Reshma Dhrodia as the inaugural Director, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. You can read more about her here.

Dr. Ellie Hisama, Dean

Climate & Culture Update

Dear Faculty of Music community,  As a part of the ongoing response to the Climate & Culture review, we want to establish consistent and transparent communication to update you about the actions being taken in response to the review.  This communication is to update you on activities of the past weeks and into the year.  Professor Eliot Britton has assumed the role of Special Advisor, Climate, Culture, and Equity.  Professor Britton… 

Climate and Culture Review – Report and recommendations for a path forward

“I am glad to receive such a thorough report that takes an unflinching look at many of the issues that have been flagged to me by individuals. It’s distressing to learn about these experiences, but it is necessary to acknowledge what people have experienced, appreciate their willingness to speak about it, and reflect on the information shared before taking action.” – Ellie M. Hisama, Dean and Professor of Music In… 

Anti-Racism Alliance in the Arts (ARIA)

The Faculty writes about Equity in the arts

With thanks to 2021-22 ARAO Committee member and DMA candidate Camille Rogers, the Faculty of Music website has a series of articles showcasing faculty, student, and alumni-led initiatives championing equity in the arts:  What kinds of change do we want to see in musical spaces?Professor Antía González Ben discusses her research and hopes for the future of music education. Looking at music-making from many different anglesProfessor Lyndsey Copeland discusses her… 

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Climate and Culture Review for the Faculty of Music

The ARAO Committee is undergoing a careful reconstitution by Dean Ellie Hisama in consultation with faculty members. Once this process has been completed the committee will share more about its plans. On September 15, Dean Hisama announced that law firm Rubin Thomlinson will facilitate the Climate and Culture Review within the Faculty of Music. The review is due to start this week. It is too early to confirm when the review will be completed.…