TERRA NOSTRA ENSEMBLE is Houston's innovative new ensemble dedicated to the performance, promotion, and preservation of music by Latin-American and Iberian composers. The music we play pays homage to our heritage and fills a void in the traditional classical chamber music repertoire. Terra Nostra Ensemble was born out of the necessity to establish a Houston-based musical group that would speak to the heritage of the area’s sizeable Latino population.
EAC is a string focused program dedicated to the development of musical and technical skills of young string players in Honduras. For ten days, faculty members from different universities from United States as well as graduate students come to Tegucigalpa to give private lessons, group lessons, chamber music coaching, workshops, recitals, and orchestral training to more than fifty young talented musicians. Students participating in the EAC, ages 13 through 26, represent some of the most important musical institutions of Honduras such as: the National School of Music, the Honduras National University (UNAH), the Honduras Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Conservatoire Francisco R. Diaz Zelaya. In 2014 the EAC incorporated, thanks to the support of the YOA Global Leaders Program, a teacher’s training program aiming to improve their skills as pedagogues. The program has included so far a clinic on the Ševčík Method for violin technique and the Suzuki method for beginners as well as a Luthiery workshop and a body wellness workshop for musicians. 2016 will mark our fifth teaching and collaborating with the young artists in Honduras.