The EOS project is an ongoing educational effort designed to address/acknowledge bias in our community.
In these concerts, BMC Music School faculty, alongside local musicians, learn and perform music by composers who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as composers who identify as anything other than cis male.
Implicit bias has, for too long, excluded a myriad of voices from our musical canon. The EOS Project seeks to educate both musicians and audiences about this reality. We’re not here to simply discover composers of color, or act as saviors of non-white music. Rather, EOS is designed as a reckoning, a way to learn about our history of oppression and how it has limited both our repertoire and understanding of classical music.
This work is never ending, and in our quest to contribute to a more equitable society, we will undoubtedly make mistakes. But it is important that institutions like the BMC continuously show up to do the work anyway, with openness, strength, and humility. This is what the EOS Project stands for.
Educate. Open. Strengthen. We are here to do the work.
We welcome donations in support of this project!