It's not enough to bring audiences the best new, unjustly neglected and familiar music in fresh contexts. MusicaNova is also dedicated to supporting and inspiring the next generation of classical musicians.
MusicaNova's conductor, soloists and section musicians visit schools to share insights about a concert's programming or to lead master classes. In addition, MusicaNova collaborates with Harmony Project Phoenix with side-by-side concerts that have professional musicians and students from low-income or minority communities sharing a stand. In every case, the aim is to inspire the next generation of musicians and help to diversify orchestras.
This unique program seeks out the best and brightest young composers, brings them to Phoenix, and gives them the opportunity to work with the orchestra to prepare their music for performance before a live audience.
The Composition Fellows Program has welcomed composers from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicities. Fellows have come from the United States, Mexico, Indonesia, Singapore, China, and Canada, delivering works that tell stories and convey emotions from around the world.