DEI Statement

The Fairfield County Children’s Choir (FCCC) affirms the value and dignity of every person. We believe that our participation in today’s world compels us to make every effort to understand the history and cultural heritage of all peoples within our community, our nation, and around the globe. We will continue to support and honor diverse cultures through our access programs and the repertoire that we perform. We believe it is a fundamental right of all children to receive high-quality music education.

Our efforts in working toward diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility embody our beliefs and values that all people—including those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, language, citizenship status, or religion—have an equal voice.

Guided by these core values, the FCCC Board of Directors has established, and will further develop, policies and practices that allow us to examine, measure, and evolve our ethical and cultural responsibilities to our choristers and families. We believe that through music, cultural, ethnic and racial divides can be overcome, and musical creativity and excellence can flourish. Our hope is that our choristers emerge from the FCCC music program with a deep commitment to unity and an understanding of how the universal language of music can play a part in supporting accessibility, promoting diversity, creating equity, and achieving inclusion for all.