Aperio

Music of the Americas

aka Aperio, Music of the Americas   |   Houston, TX   |  www.aperioamericas.org

Mission

Aperio, Music of the Americas is a Houston-based ensemble dedicated to presenting unique chamber music in performances that showcase contemporary composers from the Americas. Through an interactive performance format, the ensemble's programming examines the art music of South and North America, focusing particularly on the cultural contributions drawn from many indigenous and foreign cultures. Aperio advocates for the creation and promotion of new works by both emerging and established composers, often exploring the relationship between selected repertoire and other art forms. The organization is committed to expanding classical music audiences through extensive community and educational outreach programs, with a particular focus on underserved communities in the Houston area.

Ruling year info

2006

President & Artistic Director

Michael Zuraw DMA

Main address

1919 Decatur St.

Houston, TX 77007 USA

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EIN

20-4340870

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Music (A68)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

2021-2022 Concert Season and Educational Outreach

Aperio presents three subscription series concerts in Houston's central cultural district accompanied by educational outreach programs in Houston's public school system and local universities. An additional free public event is planned for June 2022 at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Houston's largest free-to-the-public venue.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Financials

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Aperio

Board of directors
as of 11/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Michael Zuraw

Maria Ines Sicardi

Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino

Michael Zuraw, DMA

St. John's School

Daniel Saenz

Sam Houston State University

Edward Thien

LyondellBasell

Joan Brochstein

Lmsw-Acp

Marina Christensen

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No