2019 Space City New Music Festival Overview

The Space City New Music Festival (SCNMF) is a week-long summer festival near the Houston Theater District at the new Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston. SCNMF brings composers, performers, conductors, and teachers, together to collaborate on newly composed works, study contemporary music, build lifelong relationships, and presents numerous concerts for the community of Houston. 


The 2019 Space City New Music Festival will feature:

  • Guest Composer: Shih-Hui Chen
  • Guest Artist: Cameron Leach
  • Guest Artist: Daryl Robinson
  • Guest Chamber Ensemble: Hub New Music


What to expect

Composer

  • A performance of your music
  • Group lesson with Shih-Hui Chen
  • Professional audio recording of your work
  • Professional photo package
  • Complete access to all concerts and lectures
  • Opportunity to present in the Film Showcase
  • Opportunity to compose for the Organ Composer Collective
  • Engage in Professional Development Series

Performer

  • Perform and premiere a variety of works
  • Professional audio recording of performances
  • Professional photo package
  • Complete access to all concerts and lectures
  • Opportunity to present in the Film Showcase


Conductor

  • Rehearse, Conduct, and Premiere a variety of works
  • Professional audio recording of your work
  • Professional photo package
  • Complete access to all concerts and lectures
  • Opportunity to present in the Film Showcase

Auditor

  • Access to all concerts, lectures, and Film Showcase
  • Opportunity to present in the Film Showcase
  • Photo package (group photo)
  • Music will not be performed

Organ Composer Collective

*Must be a participant of the festival prior to joining the Organ Composer Collective


  • Compose a solo work for organ
  • Work performed and/or coached by Guest Organist Daryl Robinson at South Main Baptist Church
  • Lesson with Guest Composer
  • Complete access to all concerts and lectures
  • Engage in Professional Development Series
  • Opportunity to present in the Film Showcase
  • Professional audio recording

Film Showcase

*Must be a participant of the festival prior to joining the Film Showcase


Selected participants will have the opportunity to present a variety of film pieces such as:


  • Music videos in which the composer has collaborated with an artist and a filmmaker and made an “art / music film” of their work
  • A preexisting film that has ahd the original score removed and replaced with a live performance of a new score
  • Any other type of film in which the music has been composed by the participant