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IDEA Committee:

2024 Speaker Series

Join members of the NFA's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee for enriching conversations with today's arts leaders. These Zoom events are free and open to the public - no NFA membership required. 

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Vanessa Rose | American Composers Forum

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024 | 7:00-8:30pm CST

Join our chat with Vanessa Rose, Executive Director for the American Composers Forum (ACF), about how to engage your community in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility work and why it matters. Members of the NFA's IDEA Committee will interview Vanessa on how she has approached - and learned from - the work at ACF with an open Q&A session for attendees at the end.


This event occurred in the past. View the recording on YouTube.

Loki Karuna (Garrett McQueen) | American Composers Orchestra and TRILLOQUY

Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 | 7:00-8:30pm CST
Join us as Loki Karuna highlights the ways in which his work as a media producer and arts administrator dismantles existing narratives, intersects with the activism of the past and present, and decolonizes the phrase “classical music” as a means of creating and codifying a renewed and more equitable musical ecosystem in the United States.

This event occurred in the past. View the recording on YouTube.

Kevin Kwan Loucks | Chamber Music America

Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 | 7:00-8:30pm CDT

This session will feature a conversation with Kevin Kwan Loucks, who has cultivated a distinguished leadership profile founded on artistic excellence, entrepreneurship, and innovative strategic design. Mr. Loucks was appointed CEO of Chamber Music America in 2021 after co-founding Chamber Music | OC and serving as Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.

Drawing from his experience at Chamber Music America, Mr. Loucks will discuss the metrics and outreach used in their grant programs, considerations for staff and board makeup, and how your work in the community can address Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility goals. 

This event occurred in the past. View the recording on YouTube.