Multicultural Awareness Council

The Multicultural Awareness Council (MAC) is a group of diverse community volunteers whose mission is to foster and increase awareness of CSO programs through diverse music programs, educational and community partnerships, scholarships for talented, underrepresented student musicians and audience development initiatives.

MAC volunteers support the work of the CSO in a number of ways, including:

  • Providing leadership, fundraising and guidance for CSO diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
  • Helping increase awareness of CSO and Pops programs
  • Hosting special events and receptions
  • Volunteering at CSO and Pops concerts and events

Help us recognize local leaders who are champions for diversity and inclusion in the arts through our MAC Award for Diversity and Leadership in the Arts.

MAC Award Details     MAC Music Innovator

Celebrating New and Diverse Voices

We're committed to commissioning new works and presenting, amplifying and supporting the work of people of color. Explore the CSO and Pops' 2020/21 premieres, compositions, and performances by artists of color.

Meet the 2019/20 MAC Co-Chairs

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Daphney Thomas

MAC Chair

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Quiera Levy-Smith

MAC Co-Chair

MAC 20/21 Concert Series

Celebrate the rich and diverse artists, composers and programs in this curated series of performances.

View the Series

Get Involved with MAC

We welcome anyone to join us as we spread the word about the CSO and Pops in our community. To learn more about MAC and to receive notifications on upcoming concerts, events and volunteer opportunities submit your information below. For questions, please contact Receive Notifications

MAC Celebrates 30 Years!

With the leadership of African-American Board members Dr. Lee Etta Powell and Earnest James, a committee formed to create the CSO Multicultural Awareness Council in 1989.