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2016

New Faculty Recital

(pictured, clockwise) Leigh Munoz, Julia Bentley, Phillip Sink and Wes Warnhoff, are featured in the 2016 New Faculty Recital on September 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

MU School of Music is proud to welcome several new faculty this school year.  Several of them will make their recital debut in a New Faculty Recital to be held Monday, September 26, 2016 (details located at end of article).  New faculty...
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 The 54th National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) conference was...
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. Cooper has been...

September 2016

Dr. Peter Miyamoto and Ted Arthur in front of Memorial Union
Ted Arthur began his studies at MU in Fall 2004, double majoring in Journalism and Music.  Ted was an excellent student at MU where he developed both of his areas of expertise and learned so much from his instructors and fellow classmates....
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 What a treat it has been to welcome the Amazon Cello Choir to the MU School of Music this week.  It has also been exceptionally exciting to welcome back two very important and influential alums, Dr. Linda Kruger (BM '...

August 2016

Dr. Wenger with students
In April 2017, Dr. Janice Wenger presented concerts of American solo piano music in Taiwan and China.  She performed at the Chinese Cultural University in Taipei, Taiwan and at the Sichuan Conservatory in Chengdu, China where she also presented...
Julia Bentley headshot
Mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley is honored to be the newest addition to the MU School of Music voice faculty. Since completing apprenticeships with the Santa Fe Opera and the Chicago Lyric Opera, she has appeared in leading operatic roles (Carmen,...
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. Darry Dolezal came to MU in 1995 following several years of touring with a string...
Peter Lea headshot
The University of Missouri School of Music is happy to welcome Dr. Peter Lea as an Assistant Teaching Professor of Music Theory beginining Fall 2016.  Before joining the MU music faculty in 2016, he taught in the Department of Music Research...

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. She is the founder and...

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