Musaica is a non-profit chamber ensemble founded in the fall of 2006 by eight devoted professional musicians from the Louisiana Philharmonic, many of whom also teach at Loyola and Tulane Universities and UNO. Its mission is to promote and foster chamber music performance; to encourage the composition of new music; and to increase the awareness and appreciation of chamber music. Musaica presents a variety of eclectic and entertaining chamber music programs to audiences throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area. Through twelve seasons, the chamber ensemble has performed dozens of concerts in New Orleans as well as in Jefferson, Lafourche, and St. Tammany Parishes. Its concert series presents familiar and accessible works alongside those which are new or less often performed. Musaica has played at least ten world premieres and continues to introduce audiences to great chamber music works from many different periods.