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 Signature Initiatives

Meet the 2021/22 MAC Chair

Dara Fairman

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 [email protected]. Receive Notifications

MAC 30 Years and Counting!

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. For the past three decades volunteers have contributed to relationship building, community engagement and education efforts.