Accessibility and inclusivity are important to Calliope. All women are welcome to participate, regardless of sexual orientation. Our membership represents a range of orientations, ages, and backgrounds. Provided that each member is able to contribute artistically, all women are welcome. For those who would like to participate without singing, there are many important volunteer roles available.
We work to achieve physical accessibility for chorus members and for our audiences. For members, we hold rehearsals in wheelchair accessible locations and provide stools, music stands and other supports as needed. Rehearsal CDs or MP3s are available for those who need help reading music. We hold small group rehearsals to help members learn music.
For audiences, we make our performances physically accessible by using wheelchair accessible concert venues. We provide sign language interpretation and large-print programs.
We make Calliope economically accessible as well for members by accepting volunteer hours in lieu of regular dues, which are $30/month or $300/year. Members can arrange for this by contacting a board member. No one is turned away for inability to pay.
For audiences, our performances are designed to be affordable and inclusive for our community. At our fall and spring concerts reduced priced admission is available for students, seniors and low-income persons. Most of our outreach performances are free.
It is our goal to make Calliope open and accessible and we welcome women to join us in singing with excellence and pride. If you have questions about accessibility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity Notice: Calliope Women’s Chorus will provide employment and enforce employment policies and procedures without regard to race, age, color, creed, religion, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, disability, status in regard to public assistance, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.