Institute for Composer Diversity
The Ensemble seeks to connect and inform all people who are committed to ensemble music education for youth empowerment and social change.
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Building a comprehensive repertoire of diverse composers remains an unfortunate and lingering difficulty in our field. The (ICD) is working to actively address this issue, creating a database of thousands of composers from historically underrepresented groups and marginalized communities. The database includes both living and non-living composers and includes orchestral, wind ensemble, choral, and vocal art song works, with grade level designations. It also identifies repertoire trends of major orchestras to help arts institutions shift their programming.