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Nameless Sound was established in 2001 to present the best of international contemporary music and to support the exploration of new methods in arts education.

Nameless Sound presents concerts by premier artists in the world of creative music. In addition, Nameless Sound artists work directly with students from Houston’s public schools, community centers, and homeless shelters. Nameless Sound’s educational work helps to nurture a new generation of artists and inspire tomorrow’s creative thinkers.

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Ongoing Classes & Workshops

Nameless Sound
Creative Music Ensembles for Kids & Adults

creative music classes

Nameless Sound is committed to a vision of personal and community growth through creative music. Creative music is an ideal context to address group awareness, self-awareness, empowerment, vulnerability, and diversity. The skills developed through musical improvisation emphasize listening, creativity, spontaneity, dialogue, and self-expression.

Classes are held at MECA and taught by David Dove, Jason Jackson, and Justin Jones.

MECA is located at 1900 Kane St., Houston, TX 77007 ( map)

Fall 2019 classes are in session now.

All classes are free of charge. There is a flat $30 registration fee required by MECA. This can be done by arriving early on the first day or contacting MECA at 713-802-9370.

For more information or to register, call 713-928-5653 or email david.dove@namelesssound.org

Class Descriptions:

Nameless Sound Creative Music Ensemble
For adolescents and adults, Saturdays, 1pm to 3pm
Facilitated by David Dove

This workshop focuses on creative music through processes of improvisation. All musical backgrounds and degrees of experience are welcome. Non-musician performers of any artistic discipline are encouraged to attend as well. A generation of locally, nationally, and internationally active creative musicians has emerged from this weekly workshop.

Creative Kids Ensemble
Ages 5-13, Mondays 5pm to 6pm
Facilitated by Jason Jackson 

The Creative Kids Ensemble will explore the joy of music making in a fun, positive, and affirming environment. Sound, rhythm, singing, drumming, and musical story-telling will be used to explore coordination, listening, leadership, creativity, group-awareness, and self-awareness. Instruments are provided. Children are encouraged to bring their own instruments as well.

Creative Vocal Music for Singers and Non-Singers
For all ages, Wednesdays, 6-8pm
Facilitated by Justin Jones
/ For location, contact at (346) 339-5146 or justin@namelesssound.org

This workshop starts from the premise that anyone who can breathe can sing. Using practices from the Western choral tradition, conducted improvisation, and Deep Listening, participants will explore the full range of the human voice in a playful, affirming environment. A great introduction for non-musicians to the world of creative music.

Creative Music for Special Needs Community
Scheduled by appointment
Facilitated by Jason Jackson / Contact at (832) 596-0598 or

Nameless Sound explores music making for the special needs community. In an encouraging and structured environment, participants will engage in musical exercises that emphasize listening, coordination, peer support, self-expression, self-empowerment, and non-verbal communication. Instruments are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own instruments, too.