• Increase racial and ethnic diversity within the orchestra:
    • Goal: Reform how we recruit, hire and train HSO musicians to ensure greater racial diversity and better matching of skills and experience to position requirements, beginning with currently open positions.  Additionally:
      • Provide travel assistance and local housing for auditioning musicians of color, if needed.
      • Pay AFM initiation fees and first year dues for new musicians of color, if needed.
      • Prioritize racial and ethnic diversity within the roster of musicians who perform with the HSO on an occasional or supplemental basis (i.e. the “sub list”).
  • Increase racial and ethnic diversity within the Board of Directors:
    • Goal:  Fill no less than 50% of open and new positions with African American, Latinx or other ethnic minority individuals during the next five years. 
    • Goal:  Within five years increase racial minority representation from 17% to no less than 30%.
  • Increase racial and ethnic diversity within the administrative staff:
    • Develop specific recruitment strategies to attract racially diverse candidates in partnership with industry experts and best practices.
    • Goal:  Strive to ensure that 50% of all applicants interviewed in person, for all open and newly created positions, are racial minority applicants during the next three years.


  • Actively seeking diverse candidates for an open staff position.

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