About MusicaNova

Who We Are – Our Core Values

Musica Nova, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity, incorporated in Arizona in 2003.


Our mission is to play great new, neglected, and traditional music, introduce the finest new artists, and give you the greatest musical experience you’ve never had – yet.


Our vision is to be known as the source for new and exciting classical music in Arizona.

Five important artistic programs support MusicaNova’s mission:


The Orchestra Concerts Series by the professional MusicaNova Orchestra (MNO) plays great new and neglected music – not the same “greatest hits” you hear everywhere – and presents the finest emerging talent. We are innovative, surprising and entertaining. When was the last time your heard something great for the first time? It was probably at a MusicaNova Orchestra concert!


The Young Artists Concerts Series is devoted to exceptionally talented musicians under 18 in a formal recital setting. Many MusicaNova young artists go on to solo appearances with the orchestra.


The Community Concerts Series features free, family-friendly concerts presenting a wide variety of musical styles performed by accomplished artists in an informal setting, often with audience participation. .


The Composition Fellows Program finds fine young composers from around the world, gives them intense, hands-on mentoring, and presents one of their works as a world premiere at each orchestra concert.


The Educational Outreach and Collaboration Program, where MNO musicians visit partner schools and organizations around the Valley of the Sun to play music from upcoming concerts and share their aspirations, inspirations, and life as musicians. MNO may act as artist-in-residence at a partner school and give workshops to all student-musicians.  Outstanding student-musicians may be invited to sit in with MNO professionals  in an orchestra concert.