Houston Masterworks Chorus Code of Conduct

Houston Masterworks Chorus, Inc. (HMC) aims to create a safe and positive environment for its people – leadership, staff, and members alike. Therefore, we must safeguard acceptable standards of behavior from those associated with our organization.

  • Be respectful of the leadership (Artistic Director, Section Leaders,
    Board Members, etc.) staff, and other members of the organization.
  • For everyone’s safety, please avoid attending rehearsals and performances if you are intoxicated, severely ill or contagious, or under heavy medication.
  • It is the goal of HMC to be a hyper-inclusive organization. We welcome all people of good will, and expect our folks to be similarly welcoming of all others in our organization, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, military discharge status, citizenship status or source of income or any other protected status.
  • Choose your words carefully. Pay special attention to the use of people’s preferred names and pronouns. Make sure you are not using oppressive language (dis/ableist, racist, sexist, ageist, sizeist, etc.)
  • Check yourself, especially when it comes to microaggressions and implicit bias. Be mindful of what you say and how you act. Impact is very different from and more important than intent.
  • Respect the personal space of others, and be sensitive to verbal and nonverbal cues.
  • We maintain a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to negative, untoward, abusive, or unacceptable behavior towards anyone HMC or any of its guests and collaborators. Any act of misconduct will call for a review of an individual’s status with the organization.

Houston Masterworks Chorus Photography Release

  • I hereby authorize the Houston Masterworks Chorus (HMC) to publish photographs, audio, and video taken of me, and my name, for promotional purposes, including in print, web and digital mediums.
  • I acknowledge that since my participation in these publications is voluntary, I will receive no financial compensation.
  • I release HMC, its board members and its employees from liability for any claims by me or any third party in connection with my participation.
  • I understand that HMC is a non-profit organization and that use of photographs and video will be limited to educational, non-commercial purposes. I represent that I am over the age of eighteen and that I have read the foregoing and completely understand the contents thereof.

Thank you,

HMC Board of Directors