The Houston Symphony has strong partnerships with a number of local and national organizations. One of our longest standing national partnerships is with the Sphinx organization, with whom we share a deep commitment to increasing diversity in America’s orchestras.

We join 104 other orchestras from throughout the U.S. as a designated orchestra partner of Sphinx’s National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), the unprecedented national initiative that offers Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition previews. The Symphony also provides the 2nd prize winner of the annual Sphinx Competition the opportunity to play a concerto with the orchestra on a summer Miller Outdoor Theater concert.

Our partners include:

Arts Connect Houston
City of Houston - Complete Communities initiative
Harris County Juvenile Probation Department
Houston Public Library
Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music
Sphinx Organization
Texas Music Educators Association
Texas Southern University
University of Houston’s Moores School of Music


Support Our Community Initiatives

Support our initiatives to provide low-cost or free student concerts in Jones Hall, musician classroom visits, and school residencies.