Equity

As we face the challenges of today, questions about how we prepare our students and community are on the forefront of our minds. In response PCM continues to focus on developing authentic relationships within our community. We are committed to provide space to discuss, address, and make lasting change within our organization moving us towards a more diverse, equitable and inclusive experience for our students, artists and staff. Every voice matters and all are welcome.

As an artistic community, we at Phoenix Conservatory of Music (PCM) support the country-wide awakening and discussions addressing racial inequality and systemic racism. The PCM music community is critically and fundamentally steeped in addressing issues of racial and socio-economic inequity, injustice, and intolerance. Our board, students, and teaching artists believe that music has historically reflected the world we live in and has been a tool to communicate social issues. We will continue to provide equitable access and opportunities to help our students use their art and voice to speak their truths about our world.

We hear you. We see you. And we are listening.

"What PCM does for students goes above and beyond what they have access to… students who are disadvantaged, for the community who are brown, black, for those who are socio-economically not able to get music lessons. Students have graduated and have returned as teachers to help. PCM is breaking down barriers and leaping over boundaries. It’s great. It’s too great to be silent."
Debra Banini
PCM Parent