Blog: Black History Month

What to do with 'diversity fatigue'

As part of our Black History Month Resources, Amanda Parker, Director of Inc Arts, discusses the increasing usage of the phrase 'Diversity Fatigue', which describes a weariness of hearing the narratives of others. In this exclusive guest blog, Amanda offers fresh perspectives on how to re-imagine your relationship with diversity.

Diversify your music lessons: Next steps

Following on from our recent webinar with Mahaliah Edwards, we have created a blog summarising Mahaliah's experiences and her six steps to help introduce diversity into your music lessons, as well as providing some useful additional resources.

Black History Month: Errollyn Wallen

To celebrate Black History Month, the ISM is producing a series of blogs featuring black musicians working in the industry today. Composer Errollyn Wallen MBE says there is a genuine desire across the industry to increase the representation of BME communities in classical music. Read her blog for the ISM blog series.

Black History Month: Philip Herbert

To celebrate Black History Month, the ISM is producing a series of blogs featuring black musicians working in the industry today. Composer and ISM member Philip Herbert says that the new BAME generation needs to be inspired to carry on the creative mantle - but how? Read his blog for the ISM blog series.

Black History Month: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

To celebrate Black History Month, the ISM is producing a series of blogs featuring black musicians who have influenced the industry. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, who died in Croydon now more than a century ago, remains by general consensus Britain’s greatest black classical music composer.