May 2017

Silvey group

Dr. Wendy Sims, Bradley Regier,
Dr. Brian Silvey, Aaron Wacker

This Spring, Dr. Brian Silvey, Associate Professor of Music Education, along with four other University of Missouri faculty members, was awarded the Graduate Professional Council Gold Chalk Award. The award recognizes University of Missouri...


For 65 years, Mizzou has opened its doors to the State Music Festival, coordinated by the Missouri State High School Activities Association.  The festival brings 10,000 potential Tigers to campus as well as family members and music teachers...
Urlacher with piano

School of Music piano technician, Lucy Urlacher, tests out the freshly painted street piano
Photo credit: Tina England

In hundreds of cities across the globe, one can walk down the street and encounter a beautifully painted, bright piano.  The global phenomena began in 2008 in the United Kingdom in an effort to encourage strangers to stop and enjoy a little...
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...
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

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...