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.
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.