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Musiqa is dedicated to the performance of new classical music, with a focus on presenting new and original compositions created within the last 20 years. Our mission is to enrich and inspire the community through programs that integrate new music with other modern art-forms. Musiqa concerts are unique artistic experiences that highlight fresh, modern music by renowned local and national composers. Each Musiqa concert pairs contemporary classical music with another contemporary art form – such as literature, film, theatre, art or dance – to create a unique artistic experience.
Since 2002, Musiqa has presented in the Houston area more than 200 concerts and performed the music of more than 180 emerging and established composers, including over 30 world premieres. An essential component in achieving our objectives, our educational program has grown into one of the largest programs of any contemporary music ensemble in the country: it has served more than 50,000 public school students and teachers in the last 12 years, all at no cost to the participants.
Musiqa has received Adventurous Programming Award from Chamber Music America and ASCAP in 2013 and 2016—the highest national honor for a group like ours. Other national recognition includes eight grants from the National Endowment for the Arts for our educational programming and eleven grants from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.