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

2016-17

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)