The League of American Orchestras continues to provide research and information about—and for—orchestras. The League’s new Catalyst Snapshot Reports, scheduled for publication in June, tell the stories of seven League-member orchestras that put equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of their work. The Snapshot orchestras participated in the Catalyst Fund, the League’s re-granting program that awarded annual grants to help U.S.-based orchestras advance equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Snapshot Reports demonstrate how individual orchestras are putting Catalyst’s “Promising Practices” into action, and offer practical guidance and resources for the entire orchestra field.
The 2022 Orchestra Repertoire Report, to be published this summer by the Institute for Composer Diversity in partnership with the League, will examine orchestras’ programming of works by women and non-binary composers and composers of color, both living and deceased, from 2015 to 2022. The information for the 2022 data was gathered directly from the websites of 133 orchestras. The Orchestra Repertoire Report shows how orchestras are responding to issues of our time in the works they play; it lists all works performed in the 2021-2022 season and includes tips about best practices in inclusive programming. Visit americanorchestras.org for updates.