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

Download Book Order Form

Part I:  Pre-1917


III.  Centennial Weekend

Calling all Alumni, Former Faculty and Staff, Former Friends of Music and all Current Supporters!

We would like you to come back to campus and help us celebrate the School of Music Centennial on April 7-9, 2018.  Click here to register by February 15, 2018. Please submit a separate form for each person attending, particularly with alumnae.

Schedule of Events (Centennial Brochure)

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, locations TBA
Dinner is on your own. Explore a new Columbia eatery or return to an old favorite!
7:00 PM Faculty/Alumni Concert, Missouri Theatre
8:30 PM Music Fraternity Gatherings (Phi Mu Alpha, SAI, Tau Beta, Kappa Kappa Psi)

Sunday, April 8

2:00 PM-3:30 PM Faculty Open Houses (all faculty will be in their offices for drop in visits)
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Ground Breaking for New Building, on construction site
4:00-6:00 PM  Official Centennial Reception Honoring Emeritus Faculty, Administrators, and Supporters
7:00 PM We Always Swing Jazz Series featuring Anat Cohen, Missouri Theatre

Monday, April 9

10:00 AM Q&A with Dr. Julia Gaines, current Director
3:00 PM Campus Tour
7 PM: Chancellor's Arts Showcase (Missouri Theatre)

*all final locations for the events will be availble at the first Luncheon

Thank you to our premium sponsors for helping to make these events possible!

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