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About Us

The Texas New Music Festival is a vibrant international summer music festival bringing contemporary aesthetics to the Houston community through both world-class performances and lectures, while providing career building opportunities for a broad range of international musical artists throughout various stages of their careers.

As a festival, a vision of the TNMF is to create further interest in the current trends of classical music within the local Houston community, and to create a legacy of art and heritage for generations to come. The Texas New Music Festival is a program of Texas New Music Ensemble. 


At a glance...

Located in the heart of Texas, the TNMF runs from July 10 - 16, 2023. TNMF hosts all of its events at the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH). 

In just one week, attendants can expect to premiere their works chamber during one of our four concerts, attend focal sessions with out guest composer, take part in our in-house film festival, take part in Roundtable Sessions, and attend a variety of lectures by our festival faculty! Composers will also have the opportunity to compose a new 2-minute solo flute work for our Guest Artist, Meg Griffith, where the they will be recorded and workshopped! 



Four concerts featuring performances by our Resident Ensemble and Guest Performer, premieres by yourself and fellow composers, and a concert dedicated to the works of our Guest Composer

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Film Festival

An in-house film festival where participants share previous collaborations as part of our professional development series.

Team Meeting

Focal Sessions

Focal Sessions are a chance to discuss your works with both your colleagues and the Guest Composer

In a Meeting

Roundtable Sessions

Roundtable Sessions are an opportunity for professional development where you share your music with your peers in a studio-style setting

Crowd Applauding

Artist Lectures

Learn from active professionals on a variety of topics specifically curated for the TNME and its participants

Music Performer

Performers Welcome!

Performers both Instrumental and Vocal, along with Conductors will perform alongside our guest artists in premiering new works


Tuition Cost

One of our main missions at the Texas New Music Festival is to provide the greatest opportunity at the lowest cost possible. The 2023 TNMF has kept expenses at an absolute minimum to create an unheard of tuition cost of $1,000 for composers and $500 for performers and conductors. Our final round of acceptance is May 31st, so do not delay! At this moment, this tuition amount does not include housing or food.

Click here to apply!


Are you interested in joining our team in the summer? One of our goals is to give aspiring professionals an opportunity to develop and expand their skills. Working closely with TNMF production staff, we cultivate each interns experience to meet their goals and dreams. If interested, send the TNMF team an email with your resume, along with some goals you'd like to achieve during your time with us. We are looking for everything from stage managers to social media experts, so feel free to be candid about your goals and how you would like to contribute. Our email is

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