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The Houston Center for Musical Arts (HCMA) will transform the entire former Heights Christian Church campus, including the historic Lambert Hall, sanctuary, and education building, into two state-of-the-art instrumental and vocal music performance and recording venues with another dedicated building full of rehearsal and meeting spaces. The vision is to create a multi-use facility, becoming a musical center and civic asset for the city of Houston. The revitalized HCMA will help fill the void with purposefully built, music-centric performance spaces, and serve dozens of instrumental, vocal, and educational performing groups in Houston who struggle to find venues of this kind outside of university campuses.

Leading an unprecedented collaborative effort, the HCMA Board of Directors comprises representatives and supporters of The Houston Saengerbund, a cultural heritage group; the Rotary Club of Houston Heights Foundation, a civic organization; and ROCO and Opera in the Heights, two performing arts groups. Saengerbund, Rotary Heights, and two individuals came together to acquire the property, which is currently owned by The Houston Saengerbund. Upon the completion of a successful fundraising campaign, HCMA will take over ownership, oversee renovations, and operations of the campus, and establish a plan of fundraising and sustainable structure around the complex. The HCMA Board of Directors is working through the early phases of discovery, financial prospects, and building execution.

The HCMA Board of Directors is ecstatic to be building this center for such a vibrant sector of Houston’s musical landscape. Honoring this unique partnership of organizations, HCMA’s core purpose is to serve not only music organizations and their audiences but the greater community at large, with the vision of becoming a cultural and civic asset to Houston, creating a space that is welcoming to all.

The HCMA campus consists of Lambert Hall, the Saengerhalle, and the Rehearsal Hall.

For more information on a specific space, sizes, dates, and fees, please email Dena Swasey at [email protected].