Diversity at Eastman
The Eastman School seeks to create a musical community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity.
The Eastman School of Music seeks to create an experience that is musically, socially and intellectually diverse to foster a community of musicians of diverse backgrounds and origins.
Creating and encouraging an inclusive community enriches the musical and academic life of our students, our faculty, our immediate community and the world of music at large.
In July, Eastman formed the Eastman Action Commission for Racial Justice. The Commission’s final report can be found here.
Gateways Music Festival, in association with Eastman School of Music, connects and supports the participation and achievement of professional classical musicians of African descent and enlightens and inspires communities through the power of performance. Visit the Gateways Music Festival website for more information.
Our commitment to cultivating a culture that embraces and values diversity, from our highest leadership to our newest students, is one of our core values.
On this site, you will find links to the events and resources provided by the Diversity Committee, the Eastman Action Commission, as well as links to programs, services, and opportunities available through Eastman, the University of Rochester, and the Greater Rochester area.