Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


The mission of the Canton Symphony Orchestra is to perform and present orchestral music at the highest possible artistic level to enrich, entertain, educate, and challenge diverse audiences in a variety of settings. In doing so, we will serve our community, manage our resources responsibly, and be accountable to our donors, audiences, employees and volunteers.

To promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion the CSO is dedicated towards:

  1. Focusing on composers who are either undiscovered or under-appreciated in the orchestral canon, specifically those who are not white or male.
  2. Identifying organizations and key community members to help the organization advocate for and serve minority populations
  3. Appoint board members and ambassadors that reflect the community we serve
  4. Curate programming that showcases different cultures
  5. Working within our established Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee within the board of directors to continuously identiy pitfalls and additional ways the CSO can support our overall community