Musical Arts Society of New Orleans (MASNO)

The Mission of MASNO is: (1) to create opportunities to hear, participate in, and appreciate performances of the musical arts by established and emerging artists; (2) to encourage the development of supportive audiences for concerts presented by the Musical arts Society and other musical organizations; (3) to nurture the development of talent; (4) and to champion music education.

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Category:Arts & Culture
Celebrating its 37th anniversary in 2017, MASNO proudly continues to promote New Orleans as a vital and vibrant center of the musical arts by providing opportunities to hear some of the world's best established and emerging musical talents, developing enthusiastic audiences, nurturing the development of talent, and championing music education through innovative programming and signature events:
The Biennial New Orleans International Piano Competition
The Annual New Orleans Keyboard Festival and Piano Institute
Festival PiaNOLA featuring Concerto Showcase in collaboration with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Salon Concert Events
MASNO Artist Master Classes and Lecture Performances at area schools
"MASNO is a priceless gem in a crown of New Orleans' energy. Every event that MASNO brings to life has such a magnetic charisma. Every person I've met at MASNO has been amazing and inspiring in so many ways. The entire experience makes the vibe of classical music scenery in New Orleans so unique, insightful, and distinctive. Bravo and live on MASNO!" - Alexandre Moutouzkine, 2004 Gold Medalist of the New Orleans International Piano Competition

"Since entering the NOIPC in 2005, and returning to win in 2006, I have never been treated so well by a musical community that is MASNO. Many competitions don't make the effort to maintain relationships with their artists and MASNO is a prime example on how this should be done. I'm excited for the future of this organization as it enters new and explorative chapters. Thanks for the love, MASNO!" - Dustin Gledhill, 2006 Gold Medalist of the New Orleans International Piano Competition

"The Musical Arts Society of New Orleans is doing absolutely amazing work. It gives more and more opportunities to young, aspiring musicians. MASNO is quite unique and has a vital and necessary value in the musical world..." - Marianna Prjevalskaya, 2014 Gold Medalist of the New Orleans International Piano Competition