Inclusion & Belonging

Sphinx Virtuosi
Members of the Sphinx Virtuosi perform with PCMS during their October 2022 concert at the Perelman Theater.

PCMS recognizes the historic and systemic racial and economic inequalities in the classical music field and is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in our artistic programming, in our internal policies and practices, in reducing barriers to attendance, and in support of our community.

During the 2022-23 season, PCMS convened a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) working group composed of members of the community, PCMS board members, and PCMS staff. Led by board member Gwynne Grasberger, the group assessed our intentions in the six areas of our performing arts model—extensive season, diversity of programming, community partnerships, education programs, personal service, and broad access—and made sixteen recommendations to help us better fulfill our mission.

PCMS continues to implement these recommendations across all facets of the organization. Some are refinements of work we already do, and some will require long-term planning and careful implementation. We are proud to do this work so we can continue to engage our community in a life more beautiful through the shared experience and transformative impact of chamber music.

DEIA Working Group Members

Gwynne Grasberger, chair

Pauline Candaux

Miles Cohen

Emily Collier

Susan Gould

Bill Johnson

Carolyn Jones

Marquise Lindsey-Bradley

Philip Maneval

Patricia Manley

Ned Montgomery

Chelsea Steinberg

Vincent Tseng

Gregory Walker

Questions? Contact Chelsea Steinberg, PCMS Education & Community Collaborations Director at