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. The compositions will be workshopped and recorded by Meg with feed back from our Guest Composer, Rob Smith, and Artistic Director, Chad Robinson.
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
An in-house film festival where participants share previous collaborations as part of our professional development series.
Focal Sessions are a chance to discuss your works with both your colleagues and the Guest Composer
Roundtable Sessions are an opportunity for professional development where you share your music with your peers in a studio-style setting
Learn from active professionals on a variety of topics specifically curated for the TNME and its participants
Performers both Instrumental and Vocal, along with Conductors will perform alongside our guest artists in premiering new works
One of our main missions at the Texas New Music Ensemble 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. Early acceptance ends December 20th, so apply early to secure your place! At this moment, this tuition amount does not include housing or food.
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 email@example.com