WEDNESDAY | APRIL 3 | 6:00 – 8:30 PM

Anne & Albert Chao’s Residence

Remarks and music performance
Silent auction of unique experiences

Business casual • Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres • Complimentary valet parking
Proceeds benefit Musiqa’s commissioning and performance programs

Anne & Albert Chao


Jenny Elkins
Dillon Kyle
Therese Coucher & Rick Wilson
Molly &
 Jim Crownover
Dale & Nanako Tingleaf
Sandra Tirey & Jan van Lohuizen
Emily Todd
Emily Yang & Vincent Melgarejo

Karen Arnold
Laura & John Arnold
James Conlan
Emilie & Ky Cooksey
Brian Donnelly
Sharyn Feller & David Harris
Heidi & David Gerger
Margo Geddie & William LaFuze
Mary Hale McLean
Pamela Horton & Keiji Asakura
Judy Nyquist
Yvonamor Palix & Mark Bayse
Marlon Scott
Carrie Shoemake
Mary Lou Swift
Sandra Tirey & Jan van Lohuizen
Emily Todd
Geraldina & Scott Wise
Emily Yang & Vincent Melgarejo



Emily Todd, President
Marlon Scott, Vice President
Pamela Horton, Treasurer
Emily Yang, Secretary
Karen Arnold
Anne Chao
James Conlan
Ky Cooksey
Heidi Gerger
David Harris
William LaFuze
Judy Nyquist
Jadelin Pellerin
Mary Lou Swift

Composer Circle

The Composer Circle is Musiqa’s patron group that supports the creativity of emerging and established composers through the commissioning and performance of new music works. Composer Circle donors provide vital annual support for season programming. 

For the 2019-20 season, Musiqa has co-commissioned two new chamber operas — The Leader, adapted from the play by Eugène Ionesco, with music by Karim Al-Zand and Kassandra, with libretto by Neena Beber and music by Anthony Brandt. Musiqa also plans to commission three Emerging Composer Fellow works, to premiere at each LOFT concert at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Join the Composer Circle today and support new modern music! Composer Circle donors have supported the following commissions:

Six Bagatelles (2019)
Piano trio
By Karim Al-Zand

Scarred Landscapes (2018)
Viola and cello
By Theo Chandler*

Southern Specter (2018)
Chamber ensemble and electronics
Music by Timothy Roy*
Film by Richard Johnson


Along the Bond Line (2017)
Percussion trio and electronics
By Chapman Welch

The Many Become One (2017)
By Timothy Roy*

*Emerging Composer Fellow


Tickets & Sponsorships

Individual Ticket: $300

Underwriter Ticket: $500
Recognition in the Program

COMPOSER Circle Member: $1,250
Composer Circle membership + 2 Benefit tickets

SPARK Sponsor: $2,500
Composer Circle membership + 2 Benefit tickets + Recognition as a sponsor of a CAMH concert of your choice.

FIRE Patron: $5,000
Composer Circle membership + 4 Benefit tickets + Recognition as an artist underwriter of a Music+ concert of your choice.

BLAZE Benefactor: $10,000
Composer Circle membership + 6 Benefit tickets + Recognition as a production underwriter of a Music+ concert of your choice.

Can’t Attend?  

Please consider making a donation to Musiqa’s Annual Fund.