Calida Jones’s Story
Calida N. Jones is an accomplished musician, social justice advocate, and educator with more than 25 years of experience in performance planning, workshop and curriculum development, volunteerism, project management, and teaching in private and public institutions. Working with arts and cultural organizations across the nation, she has led efforts to advance equity, diversity, inclusion, and access. Passionate about intentional, purposeful teaching and community engagement, her mission is to ensure that children with limited resources have access to musical opportunities and activities. She is also deeply committed to correlating the art of teaching to life skills and community building through the lenses of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.