Centennial Celebrations

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Julia Gaines

I.  Centennial Radio Interviews (ongoing)

Our weekly radio show on Classical 90.5 KMUC has aired interviews of several alumni, former faculty, and significant supporters throughout this school year.  Memories of Music at Mizzou has interviews from Earl Coleman, Margaret Merrion, Glen Gillis, Ray Herbert, and more!

II.  Centennial Publications


Front Cover of Centennial Book

  • Official Publication commemorating the MU School of Music Centennial
  • 500 pages of facts & anecdotes of lessons, classes, and ensembles
  • 750 alumni memories
  • 35 personal tributes to well-remembered teachers and illustrious alumni
  • 550 photographs
  • available soon in paperback

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Part I:  Pre-1917


III.  Centennial Weekend


Saturday, April 7

12:00 PM-2:00 PM Registration and Alumni Welcome Lunch Buffet, Reynolds Alumni Center
3:00 PM-4:30 PM Alumni Ensemble Reading Sessions
Concert/Jazz Band - Loeb 201
Choir - McKee 204
Strings - Whitmore Recital Hall
Dinner is on your own. Explore a new Columbia eatery or return to an old favorite!
6:15 PM Alumni Steel Pan Ensemble Pre-Concert Performance, Missouri Theater lobby
7:00 PM Faculty/Alumni Concert, Missouri Theatre
8:30 PM Music Fraternity Gatherings (Phi Mu Alpha, SAI, Tau Beta, Kappa Kappa Psi)
side room reserved at the Heidelberg (410 S. 9th St)

Sunday, April 8

2:00 PM-3:30 PM Faculty Open Houses
Music Education/History/Theory/Composition - Fine Arts Building 134
Vocal/Choral - McKee 204
Instrumental - Fine Arts Building 146/148
3:00 - 3:30 PM Ground Breaking for New Building, Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union
3:30-5:30 PM  Official Centennial Reception Honoring Emeritus Faculty, Administrators, and Supporters and Groundbreaking
7:00 PM We Always Swing Jazz Series featuring Anat Cohen, Missouri Theatre

Monday, April 9

Visit School of Music Classes and Rehearsals

8:00-8:50 AM – Introduction to Music in the United States, Dr. Michael Budds (FAB 145)
9:00-9:50 AM – Keyboard Harmony & Score Reading, Dr. Neil Minturn (FAB 146)
11:00-11:50 AM – Introduction to Country & Soul, Dr. Stephanie Shonekan (Whitmore Recital Hall) 11:00-11:50 AM – Basic Conducting and Score Reading-Instrumental, Prof. Barry Ford (Loeb 201) 11:00 AM-12:00 PM – New Music Ensemble, Dr. Stefan Freund (Loeb 112)
12:15-1:45 PM – Wind Ensemble, Dr. Brian Silvey (Loeb 201)
12:15-1:45 PM – University Singers, Dr. Paul Crabb (McKee 204)
2:00-2:50 PM – Concert Jazz Band, Dr. Sam Griffith (Loeb 201)
2:00-2:50 PM – Percussion Studio, Dr. Megan Arns (Loeb 112)
10:00 AM Q&A with Current and Former music administrators, Whitmore Recital Hall
3:00 PM Campus Tour
7 PM: Chancellor's Arts Showcase (Missouri Theatre)

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