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.