Prince George Conservatory of Music Statement on Equity and Anti-Racism

The Prince George Conservatory of music acknowledges the legacies of racial oppression, violence and exclusion that are a part of our history and shape our current world. We are committed to supporting the dismantling of structures that perpetuate racist and social inequities through actions - both immediate and future - to direct our organization, its resources and programming, to drive positive change.
We unequivocally believe that Black and Indigenous lives matter, and oppose racism against Black, Indigenous and all people of colour as well as discrimination in all forms against 2SLGBTQ+ people, and those with stigmatized identities and disabilities. The PGCM Board and staff are committed to providing a learning and working environment in which all people are respected and that is free from discriminatory and intimidating behaviour. The Prince George Conservatory of Music will take action against racism by:

  • Ensuring that all events hosted at the PG Conservatory include an acknowledgement that the PGCM operates on the traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation.
  • Ensuring that official correspondence includes an acknowledgement that the PGCM operates on the traditional unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation.
  • Providing education and development opportunities for our staff and Board that raise awareness of systemic racism, implicit bias, and micro-aggressions, while promoting cultural sensitivity, justice and inclusion.
  • With our programming, acknowledge the historic lack of representation of the work of Black, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+ and artists of colour and actively support these artists’ work now and in the future.
  • Building a workforce that is reflective and representative of our diverse community with policies and practices that are committed to equity and inclusivity. This includes ensuring anti-racism HR policies and racial-equity training and resources provided for all staff.

For our next steps, the PGCM commits to developing policies and procedures to support us in accomplishing these goals. We also commit to undertaking regular reviews of our practices, policies and procedures and providing updates on our progress in achieving these objectives.

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Masterclass with Angela Hewitt!

POSTED: Feb 3, 2023
This masterclass taught by one of the world's most celebrated concert pianists will feature some of the top pianists of Prince George and Northern BC.
The Prince George Conservatory of Music and the Prince George Symphony Orchestra are excited to announce the formation of a new youth orchestra. If you are a young string player from the Prince George and nearby areas this is for you! We are launching the Prince George Symphony Youth Orchestra with a short project starting at the end of April.

Upcoming Events

Quest - Terry Yeh, solo piano recital at Knox Performance Centre
Jun 3, 2023
End of Year Recital 7pm
Jun 9, 2023
Adult End of Year Recital 7pm
Jun 10, 2023
PGSYO Spring Concert
Jun 12, 2023
Final day of classes
Jun 17, 2023

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