In the pages of this journal several years ago, the Executive Board of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) contributed an editorial where it made a series of important commitments to embrace anti-racist practices and promote equity in the field (Baker et al., 2020). These included commitment to actions beyond the words on the page: “to establish lasting infrastructure allow[ing] SMPC to continue to make progress” to promote equity. This infrastructure notably included the creation of a new Mentorship Committee (following the creation of the Anti-Racism and Equity Committee), charged with “ensuring that all members of our community receive the support they need to engage in research in music perception and cognition…[and] to support robust inclusivity throughout all stages of scholars’ academic careers.”

This Mentorship Committee was formed in 2021, with these sizable goals in mind. Adena Schachner served as the founding chair, and together with...

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