Professional Development Panel: Equity in Orchestras


Free registration required to attend the webinar.

Event Details

A panel of experts converse about the role of race in orchestral culture, individual responsibility, and how racism manifests in the classical music industry. They will use Nebal Maysaud’s article, “It’s Time to Let Classical Music Die’” as a jumping off point. Pratichi Shah, President and CEO, Flourish Talent Management Solutions, moderates. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Co-presented by ACO and American Composers Forum


Nebal Maysaud, composer and consultant

Melissa Ngan, American Composers Orchestra CEO & President

Daniel Bernard Roumain, composer, violinist, educator


If you require an interpreter, closed-captioning, or any other accommodations to fully engage, please contact ACF’s Laura Krider within 48 hours of the webinar ( or 612.314.9228).

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American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is dedicated to the creation, celebration, performance, and promotion of orchestral music by American composers. With commitment to diversity, disruption and discovery, ACO produces concerts, pre-college and college education programs, and emerging composer professional development to foster a community of creators, audience, performers, collaborators, and funders.

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