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H Project/H Project Performing Arts Association seeks sponsors and grant funding to commission new works and arrangements for public performance.

December 2016: HPPAA Director Hehmsoth won a NEA Art Works Grants Limited Submission competition. He was selected to proceed with a full proposal to the National Endowment for the Arts, sponsored by TXST Office of the Associate VP for Research, and College of Fine Arts.
Universities may apply only once a year for this grant, and Hehmsoth is the PI (Principal Investigator), with competition from several TXST entities. I will be working with College of Fine Arts and Communication C3 Research Center Research Coordinators, Ruthi Caldwell and Lisa Westerbeck, to develop an NEA Art Works Grant to honor and preserve the legacy and unique research by NEA Jazz Master Dan Morgenstern presented annually at TXST on the legendary Texas composer/guitarist and San Marcos native Eddie Durham.

May 2016: HPPAA Director Hehmsoth received his  2nd Fulbright Senior Specialist Jazz grant from the U.S. State Department! He will be guest professor / artist in residence at Institut ProJazz in Santiago, Chile during the summer.


An HPPAA project under development will spread international goodwill and creativity worldwide, emphasizing the global and cross-cultural impact of the arts, especially music.
The Project (complete details here) will harness, enlist, and elevate global creativity as a bond across nations and cultures.


HPPAA President Hank Hehmsoth has been selected
as principal investigator for a Performance Grant from
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music @MusicTxstate

Music Braille Code Project - AEIF

Eddie Durham Celebration with NEA Jazz Masters Rufus Reid and Dan Morgenstern

Proceeds are used to further the mission of H Project, including commissioning and mentoring programs.

Jazz Educator's Network JEN Convention
with Count Basie vocalist Miss Carmen Bradford

For more than 15 years, H Project members — Hank Hehmsoth, John Mills, James Fenner, Steve Summer, and Spencer Starnes have pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to expanding the range and context of the group to include a synthesis of American jazz, contemporary art music, and an international mix of world cultures.

In the process, H Project has become an influential 21st century ensemble in Texas, performing concerts, and releasing videos and recordings.