Since its launch in January 2021, All Classical Portland’s Recording Inclusivity Initiative (RII) received over 70 nominations by listeners, artists, and community members. These nominations, including works by living composers and posthumous compositions, represent a diverse array of cultural backgrounds, musical influences, and artistic perspectives.
After an extensive and inspiring review process of so many deserving nominees, the RII Panel and Executive Advisors are pleased to announce the top finalists! From these twelve finalists, five composers will be selected to have their nominated composition recorded at N M Bodecker Foundation’s state-of-the-art recording facilities, and distributed worldwide by Naxos Records. Learn more about the finalists below, and stay tuned for more details to be released later this Spring as these twelve extraordinary composers are narrowed down to the final five.
About the Recording Inclusivity Initiative
The Recording Inclusivity Initiative (RII) was created by All Classical Portland in collaboration with N M Bodecker Foundation and Naxos Records. RII seeks to address the gap of classical music composers and musicians from underrepresented communities that make it into the concert hall and onto the airwaves. Together, we will work to change America’s playlist by producing new high-quality recordings of classical music by underrepresented composers.