2020 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 2020 Space City New Music Festival will feature:

  • Guest Composer: Pierre Jalbert
  • Guest Artist: Jackson Guillen
  • Guest Chamber Ensemble: Texas New Music Ensemble
  • Spotlight Composer: Chad Robinson
  • Spotlight Chamber Ensemble: Terra Nostra Ensemble


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What to expect

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Composer

  • A performance of your music
  • Group lesson with Guest Composer
  • Professional audio recording of your work
  • Professional downloadable photos
  • Complete access to all concerts and lectures
  • Opportunity to present in the Film Showcase
  • Present in Roundtable Sessions

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Performer

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

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Conductor

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

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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 had 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