Black Lives Matter Always

There are no words that feel worthy of addressing the murder of George Floyd and so many others. On behalf of Ethos to the Black community / African-diaspora: we grieve with you, we love you and we stand with you.

We are heartbroken. Sadly, this is not an anomaly. Black, Indigenous and people of color in our country have been subjected to systems designed to perpetuate fear, inequality and dehumanization. It is slow work to make real change, but we at Ethos are resolved to continue in our efforts to break down and replace these systems with equity, hope and an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion.

With purposeful intent, we continue to seek, welcome and be responsive to Black leadership and the broader POC communities. It is essential that our students see themselves reflected in their networks of teachers, administrators, partners and decision makers who impact their lives. We will continue to lead by example and support our students through music education by creating safe and welcoming spaces for our youth to express themselves, through active listening, collaboration and amplification of community voices. Love is an action word.

We continue to listen and learn. Below is a link we would like to share on this topic from KGW’s interview of RACC collaborator and DEI facilitator Kheoshi Owens of Empress Rules. Let’s keep working to be the change we wish to see in the world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QnBuKTTmE8

On behalf of,

Executive Director, Crystal de Alba
Ethos Board of Directors, Staff and Instructors

Welcome to Ethos

Founded in 1998, Ethos provides group classes, private lessons, summer camps and music outreach programs to over 7,000 youth across Oregon. Ethos has been named one of the top 50 after school arts programs by the President’s Commission for the Arts and Humanities on 8 separate occasions.

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Online Music Lessons

Our amazing instructors are still bringing music lessons to you through our online video lessons.

Contact lessons@ethos.org for scheduling. Help us resist isolation and keep the music going!

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Ethos’ programs and services reflect the cultural diversity of our community. We do not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status.