Mission, Values, and Vision

Our Mission

The mission of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice is to support and sustain a cultural transformation in jazz, with the commitment to recruit, teach, mentor, and advocate for musicians seeking to study or perform jazz, with gender justice and racial justice as guiding principles.

Our Values

  • Imagination
  • Equity
  • Freedom
  • Identity

Our Vision

We cultivate creative practice and scholarship within an integrated and egalitarian setting. We seek to engage ourselves and others in the pursuit of jazz without patriarchy, and in making a long-lasting cultural shift in the overall music community, recognizing the role that jazz can play in the larger struggle for social justice.