Richard White & Pamela Pyle
Richard White & Pamela Pyle
This unusual duo of tuba and piano, present events containing musical performances as well as opportunities to discuss diversity in many of its forms – gender, race, cultural, ideological and textural. Richard and Pamela have spent years dedicating themselves to their art as soloists and collaborators in traditional classical settings. Hailing from two of the top musical institutions, Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music and The Juilliard School, most of their careers have been focused on performing and teaching music at the highest level. The two met after both accepting positions at the University of New Mexico. In 2006 they created their duo, Diversity Matters, and began sharing their passion for music education and concertizing throughout the Americas. They now reach new audiences as they explore the collaborative opportunities that evolve when all voices are heard.
Fine-tuning the collaborative process sparks a virtuosic trajectory that assures Carnegie Hall is in your team’s destiny. Every member of your team possesses the talent to be an MVP, but that level of elevation starts with an inclusive and supportive environment, where each person can fully express their true genius and imaginative powers.
Cultivating a collaborative culture in which all voices are optimized and harmonized has the power to produce truly unique performances. Often, unspoken and unconscious biases, can prevent us from expressing vulnerability and hearing the messages of others. Diversity Matters believes that personal transparency leads to better cooperation, culminating in a winning outcome for all.
Join University of New Mexico Professor’s Richard Antoine White and Pamela Viktoria Pyle as we reimagine communication, drawing parallels between music preparation and collaborative team work through conversation and performance.
Voices in the Shadow: Bringing to the Surface Barriers that Silence the Contributions of the Unheard
As a leader, understanding everyone’s “voice” is crucial to creating an environment that fosters true collaborative dialogue and engages all members equally.
When diverse thoughts are not included, people are shunned, silenced, muted- they lose self-esteem, becoming dejected, upset and angry. Often, they are labeled and judged on their response to being mistreated, deepening the existing divide. Addressing this endemic culture is essential to reaping the benefits that the communal richness of diversity offers. In a healthy climate, each team member experiences a sense of freedom to express their ideas and trusts that their contributions are heard and valued. This psychological safety is essential to growing a successful work environment.
Engage with Diversity Matters to explore techniques that will enhance awareness, allowing a dynamic culture of inclusivity to emerge that inspires everyone to bring their best.