February 2018

Dean Anderson and Chamber Soloists

Dean Anderson and all of the MU Chamber Soloists and guests.

During the month of February, the School of Music has hosted seven Brazilian guests from our partnering music schools in Brazil.  These guests are visiting classes, sitting in rehearsals, performing in our ensembles, and taking lessons with facult


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I.  Centennial Radio Interviews (ongoing)
High School Events
MSHSAA State Music Festival - April 26-28, 2018, MU Campus MU Contact:  Abby Rehard, 573-882-3438,
The University Wind Ensemble Tour got off to a great start.  However, there's been a little change in plans.  They were scheduled to perform at Independence High School and Raymore-Peculiar High School and Grain Valley High School today, Thursday,

January 2018

University Singers tour poster
The University of Missouri's top choir and concert band will be on tour this week throughout the state of Missouri.    Each January, the School of Music sends out students to tour certain regions of Missouri as a recruiting and outreach activity. 


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Two Hemispheres, featuring Professor Dan Willett, and recent and newly employed alum, Dr. Paulo Oliveira (MM 2015) was released in November 2017.
MU at Kauffman
In late October, 45 MU students and faculty attended the Kansas City Symphony concert featuring Shostakovich's Violin Conceto No. 1 and Dvorak's Symphony No.
Dr. Minturn and Abby Rehard

with alum Abby Rehard

On October 18 in the Great Room of the Reynolds Alumni Center, Dr. Neil Minturn was awarded the 2017 Maxine Christopher Shutz Award for Distinguished Teaching.  As a required part of the award and celebration, Dr.
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University of Missouri School of Music Post-Doctoral Fellow in Composition Carolina Heredia is the winner of the 2017 MTNA/MMTA Composer Commission Competition.
Stoke and Dade receiving award
Last April, the School of Music was notified that our flute professor, Alice Dade, was one of two recipients of the Provost's Outstanding Junior Faculty Research & Creative Activity Award.  She was honored at a dinner October 24 hosted by Chan