Community-Embedded Musicians

What does it mean to be Houston’s Symphony? How can an orchestra impact day-to-day life in America’s fourth largest and most diverse city?

These are the questions that led to the creation of the Houston Symphony’s Community-Embedded Musician initiative in 2015. The first position of its kind in the country, the initiative places professional orchestral musicians in schools, neighborhoods and health-care settings, bringing the people in these settings into direct contact with the transformative power of live music. Community-Embedded Musicians are full-time, salaried players who also perform on stage with the Houston Symphony.

Rainel Joubert, violin
David Connor, double bass

The Community-Embedded Musicians initiative is supported in part by a generous grant from the American Orchestras’ Futures Fund, a program of the League of American Orchestras made possible by funding from the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation.
League of American Orchestras

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Through more than 1,000 education and community engagement performances and events, the Houston Symphony works to fulfill many of our community's needs.