Damien Sneed with Masters of Music student Bruno Bastos Do Nascimento

Guest Conductor Damien Sneed with Masters of Music student Bruno Bastos Do Nascimento
Photo by Bachelors of Music in Music Education student James Shemwell

In 2008, nine-time Grammy Award winner Wynton Marsalis was commissioned to compose a piece of music commemorating the 200th anniversary of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church. This Thursday evening, April 20, 2017, MU’s Choral Union, University...
Júlia Coelho

Júlia Coelho 

MU School of Music graduate student Júlia Coelho (MM-Vocal Performance and MA-Musicology, ’17) will travel to Italy this summer to present her paper, “Claudio Monteverdi e La Favola d’Orfeo: Character Construction and Depiction of Emotion”, at the...

March 2017

Southwest Corner Rendering


Show-Me Opera in rehearsal
On a High Note MU music students to take the stage in Show-Me Opera’s performance of “Our Town” Posted on February 28, 2017 by Caroline Dohack Though set in a very specific time and place, there’s an almost...

February 2017

Third Coast Percussion
Congratulations to Third Coast Percussion, a Chicago-based percussion quartet, on their first Grammy win for the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for their album, Steve Reich.  They were invited to perform at the Grammy Premiere...

January 2017

Gentry Middle School 8th grade band

photo by Dale Lloyd; Gentry Middle School 8th Grade Band performing pre-MMEA concert at the Missouri Theatre on January 22

Three Columbia music ensembles – all with connections to the MU School of Music – were selected to perform this past week at the 79th Missouri Music Educator’s Association (MMEA) In-Service Conference down in Osage Beach.  Every January, almost...
MU Honors Guitar Quartet

MU Honors Guitar Quartet performing at The Benton Country Club in St. Joseph, Missouri.

In 2010, just one year after the establishment of the University’s first classical guitar program, guitar professor Anthony Glise founded the MU Honors Guitar Quartet. This elite group of guitar majors were pleased to have the opportunity to travel...
Show-Me Opera students at NOA

Left to Right:  Cassandra Gal, Sarah Amos, Samuel Wright, Christine Seitz

The MU School of Music’s Show-Me Opera was chosen from a nation-wide pool of applicants to compete in the Opera Scenes Competition held by the National Opera Association (NOA) at the convention held in Santa Barbara, CA on January 5, 2017. Soprano...
Rebecca McDaniel
In August 2016, one of the School of Music’s graduate percussion students, Rebecca McDaniel, traveled to Governors Island in New York to participate in the Rite of Summer Music Festival.  She had been invited to perform in John Luther Adams’...

Professor Christine Seitz, Madelyn Munsell, Jenna Braaksma

Over the weekend of Jan. 7-8, several School of Music students competed in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) West Central Division competition in Boulder, Colorado.  We had three that received first place with an invitation to the...