As a valued Ambassador of All Classical Portland, we hope you will help us promote this new initiative throughout your network. In this toolkit, you will find the resources you need to share this message via social media and email. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
About Recording Inclusivity Initiative
All Classical Portland in collaboration with N M Bodecker Foundation has just launched the “Recording Inclusivity Initiative: Changing America’s Playlist” Challenge. This initiative will produce five high-quality, broadcast-ready recordings of music by classical composers from underrepresented communities. Five challenge winners will have their music recorded at N M Bodecker Foundation studios in NW Portland, and broadcast worldwide via All Classical Portland’s FM signal and online stream in Fall 2021. Two of the Challenge winners will be selected for a week-long, Composer-in-Residency recording session and $2,500 award. All Classical Portland challenges listeners and arts partners to nominate composers.
All Classical Portland is Portland, Oregon’s classical radio station. Established in 1983, All Classical Portland’s mission is to advance knowledge of and appreciation for classical music; to build and sustain culturally vibrant local and global communities around this art form; to reflect the spirit of the Pacific Northwest; and to foster integrity, quality, and innovation in all that we do.
Nomination Period: January 13 – February 12, 2021
Hashtags: #RecordingInclusivityInitiative #RecordingInclusivity
All Classical Portland is the founding entity, leading this initiative.
N M Bodecker Foundation is a lead partner providing recording facilities.
Naxos Records is a collaborator in the distribution of the releases.
Oregon Cultural Trust is generously providing core financial support.
Recording Inclusivity Initiative is led by a panel of music industry professionals, artists, and educators. Meet the RII panel.
To share this initiative with your community and networks through social media, please utilize the messages and images provided below.
We also encourage you to:
- Personalize your messages to your network and contacts.
- Use hashtags #RecordingInclusivityInitiative or #RecordingInclusivity
- Tag All Classical Portland in your posts. (see below for handles)
- Download images to use in your social media posts. (see files below)
All Classical Portland Social Media Handles
Sample Text for Social Media
@allclassicalportland and @bodeckerfound are collaborating to produce 5 recordings of music by underrepresented classical composers. They challenge YOU to nominate a #composer who needs to be heard. Submit your nomination to #RecordingInclusivityInitiative: bit.ly/3pTrXKd
#AllClassicalPortland challenges YOU to nominate a composer who needs to be heard. #RecordingInclusivity nominations accepted Jan 13 through Feb 12, 2021. Learn more: bit.ly/3pTrXKd @allclassicalportland
Who can make a difference for #underrepresentedcomposers in classical music? YOU CAN! Learn more: bit.ly/3pTrXKd @allclassicalportland #RecordingInclusivityInitiative
Whose music do you think is missing on the airwaves or in the concert hall? Nominate a #composer to the #RecordingInclusivityInitiative and help change the playlist. Learn more: bit.ly/3pTrXKd @allclassicalportland
To share this initiative with your community and networks through email, please we encourage you to utilize the sample message below and personalize it to your contacts.
Sample Text for Email
Dear __________, You may have received a press release about All Classical Portland’s Recording Inclusivity Initiative (also attached to this email); I am a __________ at All Classical Portland, and am really excited to share more about this amazing initiative with you! In collaboration with N M Bodecker Foundation, All Classical Portland is working to change America’s classical music playlist through the recording of works by underrepresented composers. We are accepting nominations from All Classical Portland listeners, and regional musicians/arts organizations NOW through February 12th. From these submissions, the RII panel members and industry advisors will select five works to be recorded in the inaugural year. We need your help. Please spread the word about this great project, by forwarding this email to anyone who may want to submit a nomination for consideration. You can also post the attached image to your social media platforms and invite your networks to nominate composers now. Please use the hashtags #RecordingInclusivityInitiative
All Classical Portland is Portland, Oregon’s classical radio station. Established in 1983, All Classical Portland’s mission is to advance knowledge of and appreciation for classical music; to build and sustain culturally vibrant local and global communities around this art form; to reflect the spirit of the Pacific Northwest; and to foster integrity, quality, and innovation in all that we do. All Classical Portland streams worldwide at allclassical.org and broadcasts on KQAC 89.9 in Portland and Vancouver; KQOC 88.1 in Newport and Lincoln City; KQHR 88.1 in Hood River and The Dalles; KQHR 96.3 in the Gorge; KQMI 88.9 in Manzanita; 95.7 FM in Corvallis; and KSLC 90.3 in McMinnville. In 2019, All Classical Portland launched a second channel: The International Children’s Arts Network (icanradio.org). Through its special programming, produced for children ages 0-12 and featuring music and literature from around the world, ICAN promotes cross-cultural awareness and fosters emotional intelligence through the arts.