Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

BKCM engaged in a process of honestly and critically examining how we can more fully integrate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into our organization.

As such, we’ve identified the need to transform ourselves into a more equitable and diverse organization. With a great deal of intentionality, we are taking a DEI lens to our leadership, board of trustees, marketing, curriculum, hiring practices, recruitment efforts, individual program cultures and broader institutional culture. This process impacts every facet of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

Our DEI work happens every day, in big and small ways, throughout our organization. Teachers incorporate a more representative array of performers in their curriculum. Suzuki teachers expand the program’s repertoire to include more BIPOC composers. All of our music therapists completed a six-week anti-bias training through the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso. Our Music Therapy program has also been hosting a series of DEI-focused continuing education trainings.

While much remains to be done, we are making progress. Efforts like these illustrate how the formal DEI process is helping to grow our collective understanding, challenge our assumptions and foster cultural change across our organization.

Contact us at action@bkcm.org to give feedback, suggestions or join the conversation.

Recent Statements from BKCM DEI


BKCM sends out periodic DEI newsletters with updates and resources