Inclusion Access and Equity

Meet Carolina Gustafson and Learn More about VocalEssence! | ¡Conozca Carolina Gustafson y aprende más sobre VocalEssence!

En Español   ¡Saludos y Feliz Verano de VocalEssence! ¡Esperamos que haya tomado unos minutos para crear el usuario y contraseña para su suscripción gratuita para nuestro sitio web de VocalEssence On-Demand.  En esta edición de VocalEssence y Amigos, presentamos una conversación de entrevista con una invitada muy especial que quiere compartir más con usted…  Read More

Meet Composer Novelli Jurado and Learn More about VocalEssence! | ¡Conozca Novelli Jurado, Compositor Mexicano, y aprende más sobre VocalEssence!

En Español ¡Saludos y feliz primavera de VocalEssence! ¡Esperamos que haya tomado unos minutos para crear el usuario y contraseña para su suscripción gratuita para nuestro sitio web de VocalEssence On-Demand. ¡Nuestro último correo electrónico tenia contenido y algunos consejos sobre cómo crear su inicio de sesión gratuita para disfrutar de los muchos conciertos que…  Read More

TUTORIALES: Cree su inicio de sesión gratuito para VocalEssence on Demand, traduzca y navegue por el sitio web

Tutorials: Create your free VocalEssence On Demand log-in, translate and navigate the website En Español Durante la temporada 2020-2021, en VocalEssence ofrecemos programación familiar GRATIS para la comunidad Latina local. Incluyendo nuestras presentaciones únicas On Demand, que son exclusivas dentro nuevo sitio web VocalEssence On Demand. Durante más de cinco décadas, VocalEssence ha utilizado el…  Read More

FREE Subscriptions for Latinx Community | Suscripciones GRATUITAS para la comunidad Latina

This season VocalEssence is offering our family-friendly programing FREE to the local Latinx community, including our on demand, one-of-a-kind performances that are exclusive to the new website VocalEssence On Demand. For more than five decades, VocalEssence has used singing to connect people across cultures. 13 years ago, we worked with the Latinx community to create…  Read More

Table for More: Making Room in the Singing Arts

VocalEssence Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III partnered with NATS Boston, Boston Singers’ Resource, and the Greater Boston Choral Consortium to present the 4-part Interactive Webinar Series “Table for More: Making Room in the Singing Arts” in August 2020. Offered free of charge, the webinars were interactive discussions surrounding the discrimination and injustice in the…  Read More

Lifting Every Voice to Inspire Change Uplifted Thousands!

  On Father’s Day 2020, VocalEssence gathered family and friends around the country to sing for justice in a livestream with song leaders from coast to coast. Envisioned and created by VocalEssence Associate Conductor G. Phillip Shoultz, III, this event was a joy-filled, family friendly celebration with songs that honor fathers and the father figures…  Read More

More Love, Less Hate

As we all do our part to be agents of change, the VocalEssence Singers Of This Age have a message and a challenge for us all. We believe love inspires action. We believe love creates change. We believe love pursues justice. We sing in love. Let’s fight injustice, change systems, and lift our voices with love…  Read More

Together We Sing

Our hearts are grieving as yet again another life—another Black life— was violently taken away. George Floyd did not have to die. Philando Castile did not have to die. Jamar Clark did not have to die. Countless other men and women should not have lost their lives due to these intolerable acts of injustice. It…  Read More

Paid Parental Leave at VocalEssence

VocalEssence announced today a new paid parental leave program for employees, providing eight weeks of paid leave for the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a new child. The program will be available to mothers and fathers equally. “We are proud to provide this important benefit to our employees to ease some of the burden…  Read More

New Paths to Inclusion, Access, and Equity

One of the most promising aspects of our 2018-2020 Strategic Plan is our push to expand the “we” in “Together We Sing!”  We’re doing this by advancing inclusion, access, and equity in our organization.  We’re lucky enough to live in a diverse community where people of all ages and backgrounds are passionate about music. By…  Read More

VocalEssence Board and Staff Embark on Intercultural Organizational Development

This spring, the VocalEssence Board and Staff are excited to embark on a multi-year journey into Intercultural Organizational Development to assist in furthering our Inclusion, Access, and Equity commitment. After interviewing multiple consultants, the VocalEssence Executive Committee of the Board has approved working with Beth Zemsky. Beth comes to VocalEssence after decades of experience in…  Read More