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Performance | MusiqaLab

Join MusiqaLab for a performance presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Where Do We Go From Here?

MusiqaLab brings together young composers and Musiqa’s experienced teaching artists, professional composers, and musicians to present world premieres at CAMH.

Over the course of a semester, students learn a variety of composition techniques, try out ideas with trained musicians, and prepare for a public performance of their work presented by Musiqa’s professional team of musicians. This year’s MusiqaLab composers all study at Madison High School under the direction of Varsity Choir and String Ensemble instructor Allen Williams and Marching Band Director Evan Fontenot. MusiqaLab’s Teaching Artist is composer Badie Khaleghian.

2022–23 MusiqaLab Composers

Maria Arias, Cacey Ayala, Gregory Dunn-Lofton, Kathy Flores, Mateo Gonzalez, Mikairi Jones, Genesis Rodriguez, Elizabeth Sanchez, Emily Torres, and Halo Torres

Ticket Information

This event is free to attend, but RSVPs are encouraged as seating is limited.


Location and Accessibility

This event will take place in the Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery, located in the lower level of the Museum.

For questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please contact YET Torres, Public Programs and CAMHLAB Manager, at

About Musiqa

Winner of the 2013 and 2016 Chamber Music America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award, Musiqa is a non-profit organization dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music. Founded in 2002 and led by four composers, Musiqa aims to enrich and inspire the community through programs that integrate contemporary music with other art forms. Musiqa celebrates the creative arts through interdisciplinary concerts that highlight contemporary music and its connections to literature, film, dance, visual art, and more. With its innovative collaborations and educational programming, Musiqa strives to make their repertoire accessible and vital to audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds.

Image caption: Installation view of Where Do We Go From Here?, at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2023. Photo by Tasha Gorel.