StringMissionThe Mission of the Gateways Music Festival is to:

  • Increase the visibility and viability of classical musicians of African descent and to heighten public awareness of the contributions to classical music by musicians of African descent.
  • Provide an opportunity for musicians of African descent from all over the country to meet, exchange ideas and revitalize their musical energy.
  • Establish role models for young musicians of all ethnic origins and to encourage young persons of African descent to study and become actively involved in creating opportunities for musicians of African descent in the field of classical music.