September 2016

Amazon Cello Choir

front row:  Amazon Cello Choir

back row:  Jennifer Pilz, Executive Director of Missouri Partners of the Americas; Dr. Eli Lara, MU Assistant Professor of Cello; Ms. Eva Szekely, MU School of Music Director of International Programs, Professor of Violin; Dr. Aureo deFreitas, Director, Amazon Cello Choir; Dr. Linda Kruger, founding member of Brazilian string project

photos by Tina England

August 2016

Julia Bentley headshot
Mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley is honored to be the newest addition to the MU School of Music voice faculty.
Darry Dolezal and Eli Lara headshots
DOLEZAL RETIRES This past spring, Dary Dolezal announced his early retirement after teaching at MU and performing with the Esterhazy Quartet for 21 years.
Peter Lea headshot
The University of Missouri School of Music is happy to welcome Dr.


Mary Kettlewell with Ann Harrell
top, Mary Kettlewell and Ann Harrell at NATS photo credit Dale H. Lloyd; middle, Mary Kettlewell in Marriage of Figaro, bottom, Patrick Graham in Marriage of Figaro
School of Music Hires Director of Marching Mizzou, Dr. Erin Cooper
Columbia, Mo. – The University of Missouri School of Music has hired Dr. Erin Cooper to be the new Director of Marching Mizzou, one of the most visible ensembles in the School of Music and the largest student organization on campus.
Wesley Warnhoff picture
The School of Music is excited to announce our new clarinet professor - Dr. Wesley Warnhoff.  His “thoughtful, effortless, and intense” performance style has gained him international acclaim as a soloist, orchestral, and chamber musician.  Dr.
MU Trumpet Sextet at ITG
Photo by Iskander Akhmadullin left to right - Taylor Gustad, Austin Walker, Ethan Cartee, Tyler Kaiser, Brady Schach, Adam Matejek

July 2016

Leigh Munoz pic
The University of Missouri will welcome Professor Leigh Munoz to their woodwind faculty this coming fall.  She is adept as an orchestral musician, soloist and educator and brings a variety of experiences to her career.