Cassandra Duschane


Why did you join Tonality?

I joined Tonality because as an Asian American and Mexican American woman, I want to be a catalyst for change in this society by setting an example of diversity for many young people like myself. I hoped that by being in this group, I could help to empower both of my ethnicities. I also wanted to join the fight for more POC, women, and LGBTQ+ representation in not only the music making world, but in the entire workforce of this nation.

Why do you feel a group like this is important?

Tonality is important because it allows for people of all backgrounds (races, ethnicities, experiences, etc.) a chance to spread awareness and make a difference in this world while creating and premiering beautiful music. The people in Tonality refuse to be bystanders. We refuse to take a step back from the many issues that our society faces and we do it with grace and respect.

What is a particular moment you remember from singing in a Tonality concert?

The first time I sang with Tonality, I felt comfortable, accepted, and surrounded by love, even though I barely knew anyone. That is the type of group Tonality is.