Posted on September 9, 2021

Recording Inclusivity Initiative has been named a semi-finalist in the Local that Works contest from Current Magazine! 

All Classical Portland is changing America’s playlist with the Recording Inclusivity Initiative, recording classical musical works written by historically excluded composers. RII has been recognized as ground-breaking, bold, and revolutionary. It has garnered support from individuals devoted to our service, N M Bodecker Foundation, Oregon Cultural Trust, Regional Arts and Culture Council, IBEW Local 48, Sorel Organization, and more.

Today, Current magazine announced that RII is a semi-finalist for their Local That Works contest!

Current is a nonprofit news organization covering public media in the United States, and Current’s Local That Works contest is recognizing original initiatives that demonstrate the power of local media to inform, reflect, engage, educate, inspire, convene, unite and transform communities.

We are grateful and honored to be counted among the 20 semi-finalists selected from over 100 submissions. Congratulations to our fellow semi-finalists, and all those leading change and innovation in public radio and classical music.

RII Composer in Residence Jasmine Barnes with pianist Yoko Greeney, recording Barnes' "Taking Names" at N M Bodecker Foundation's Halfling Studios, August 2021.

Learn more about Recording Inclusivity Initiative

Portland classical radio station launches initiative to honor minority composers
Radio station “All Classical Portland” has spearheaded an effort to recognize composers from under-represented communities
Katherine Cook, KGW News – May 26, 2021


All Classical Portland initiative aims to diversify choices for classical works
Skye Witley, Current.org – February 1, 2021


Radio Rejuvenation
Portland’s All Classical Radio’s new initiatives bring more diverse music to more diverse audiences
Brett Campbell, Oregon ArtsWatch – May 25, 2021

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