Category: Sounding Board
After a violent mugging that took a strange turn, I was left with a new imperative. I was no victim: I was a musician, among communities that were dangerously unempowered. What was I going to do about it?
Diversity is routinely invoked as a lofty but inconsequential abstraction. A true cultivation of identity diversity can help us to engage with our environment in a more immediate way, toward the betterment of all involved.
In an excerpt from her forthcoming book, “Staying Composed,” composer Dale Trumbore addresses the emotional whiplash that may occur in moments of artistic success.