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The Moores School of Music Contemporary Ensemble

AURA is dedicated to the performance of contemporary chamber music, with an emphasis on works that represent the trends and styles of the last two decades. Under the direction of Dr. Rob Smith, this innovative and professional caliber ensemble performs a wide variety of American and international composers, many of whom, such as Samuel Adler, Richard Rodney Bennett, Stephen Montague, Joan Tower, and Dan Welcher, have come to campus for the performance of their music. The ensemble is also dedicated to collaboration with dance, and has presented many concerts with the UH Dance Department and the Sandra Organ Dance Company.