Visiting Artists

Each academic year, the Mizzou New Music Initiative invites renowned composers, performers, and ensembles to the University of Missouri to present, perform, and hold workshops and lessons. 

2017-18 Visiting Artists

October 2-3, 2017
Steven Snowden, composer (Boston, MA)

  • Rehearsals and workshops with percussion and saxophone studio; coaching with Mizzou New Music Ensemble
  • Portrait concert of works for saxophone and percussion

October 26-27, 2017
JACK Quartet (New York, NY)

  • Coachings with the Mizzou New Music Ensemble and Graduate String Quartet
  • Concert featuring works by John Zorn, Marcos Balter, and Carolina Heredia

December 8, 2017
Alarm Will Sound

  • Concert featuring works by Clint Needham, Mary Kouyoumdjian, John Adams, Caleb Burhans, Andrew Norman, and Stefan Freund

January 16-17, 2018
Aaron Hynds, tubist-composer (University of Nebraska-Kearney)

  • Lessons with composition students and tuba students; recording and mixing workshop with composers
  • Concert featuring works by Hong-Da Chin, Aaron Hynds, Asha Srinivasan, Elise Roy, and Douglas McCausland

February 22-25, 2018
Kuang-Hao Huang, pianist (Chicago, IL)

  • Workshop with piano students; presentation on contemporary piano techniques
  • Two concerts of works in collaboration with voice faculty member Julia Bentley, "Composer Focus: Messiaen"

February 26-27, 2018
James Mobberley, composer (University of Missouri-Kansas City)

  • Presentation and private lessons with composition students; coaching with Mizzou New Music Ensemble
  • Toccatas & Interludes performed by Mizzou New Music Ensemble

March 5-9, 2018
Khemia Ensemble

  • Workshops with percussion, piano, and clarinet students; coaching with Mizzou New Music Ensemble
  • Reading of student works
  • Concert featuring works by Luciano Berio, Marcos Balter, Bret Bohman, Carolina Heredia, Dustin Dunn, Harold Meltzer, and Pierre Jalbert

March 19-20, 2018
Andrew List, composer (Berklee College of Music)

  • Presentation and private lessons with composition students

April 25-27, 2018
Jonathan Newman, composer (Shenandoah Conservatory)

  • Presentation and private lessons with composition students; coaching MU Wind Ensemble
  • Performance of OK Feel Good by Mizzou New Music Ensemble; performance of As the scent of spring rain..., Avenue X, and Blow It Up, Start Again by MU Wind Ensemble

Previous Visiting Artists


Keith Fitch, composer (Cleveland Institute of Music)

Third Coast Percussion (Chicago, IL)

Louis Goldford, composer (Columbia University)

Don Freund, composer (Indiana University)

William Averitt, composer (Shenandoah Conservatory)