Being a musician requires commitment and craft, including musicians with disabilities. The Music Inclusion Ensemble at Berklee College of Music aims to demonstrate the innovation and skill of these artists. The ensemble — a collection of Berklee students and faculty — will play their first concert at David Friend Recital Hall this Saturday.

The group was founded by Berklee professor and musician Adrian Anantawan, who plays violin.

“I think I'm at a spot in my career right now to really centralize my disability,” Anantawan told Boston Public Radio on Friday. He said the more musicians with differences play together, “the more we can amplify our voices and really shift the culture in a positive way.”

It’s also about framing music in ways that don’t depend on inspiration or pity for ensemble members, who have a range of disabilities.

“It's really just thinking about how we share collective stories that are complex because no disability is a monolith,” Anatawan said.

Gaelynn Lea plays violin and sings in the ensemble. She won the NPR Tiny Desk contest in 2016, jumpstarting her professional music career. Most recently, she composed the music for Daniel Craig’s Broadway revival of “Macbeth.”

Lea uses a wheelchair, and plays the violin “like a mini cello” holding the bow like a bass player. She developed this method with her music teacher 30 years ago. More instructors can use creative solutions to meet more abilities, Lea said.

“They just have to be open to reworking technique for that body… for that person and their mind,” she said.

Lea co-founded RAMPD, a professional organization for disabled musicians, as a way to create community and advocate for their needs in the industry. Venues, agents and managers don't always understand how to make a show or tour accessible, Lea said.

“So we we thought, 'why don't we create a professional organization sort of modeled after the Recording Academy... so that our collective voices are louder together?'” she said.

But the industry is changing fast, Lea said. Since she began touring in 2016, she’s seen more venues open to learning and taking recommendations on accessibility.

Still, there’s more to do. Lea encouraged other artists without disabilities to join the cause to make the music industry more accessible.

“It shouldn't just be up to disabled artists. It should be part of everybody's collective responsibility,” she said.