Symphony of Diversity is the nationally-noted orchestral initiative intended to combat racism and discrimination, diversifying the people and the music on the symphonic stage to create “a living and breathing model of what diversity and respect can accomplish.” The first iteration took place in Charlotte, NC in April 2017, with the fifth and most recent concert presented in March 2020 in Ames, IA. Over the years the concerts have generated unprecedented media interest and publicity for the activities of a university orchestra, for both the artistic and social merits of the concerts. 

Below is a media gallery of different articles and videos on Symphony of Diversity, providing some idea of the tremendous scope  – and success – of these performances.




Symphony of Diversity 2017



A concert built to be a mirror