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...


The holidays bring about a time of joy, festivity, music, and tradition.  One of the traditions in the MU School of Music is performing the annual TUBACHRISTMAS concert. In it’s 43rd year, the global event was conceived in 1974 by Harvey...

Dr. Wendy Sims presenting at the 2016 ISME World Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

Photo by Rayna Sims

At the General Assembly 2016, held during the 32nd World Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, MU School of Music’s Music Education Director, Dr. Wendy Sims was named an Honorary Life Member of ISME (International Society for Music Education). Honorary...
Aryana Nemati-Baghestani

Aryana Nemati-Baghestani

MU School of Music’s graduate student Aryana Nemati-Baghestani has been selected by invitation to participate in the SEC All Star Jazz Combo.  The group is slated to perform during the 2016 SEC Football Championship weekend Dec. 2-3 in Atlanta...

December 16

Just Add Walls APPROVED
Full article regarding the Board of Curators Approval of Phase 1 of a new School of Music building.

November 2016

Doug Osmun picture
Mizzou composer Douglas Osmun, a first-year graduate student in composition and the winner of the 2017 Sinquefield Composition Prize, was the subject of a feature story this week in the Columbia Missourian. Osmun (pictured) talked with reporter Ann...