March 2016

Last week at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) national conference in Atlanta, Dr.
This past weekend, Shane Batchelor, who is in his first year as a graduate student in the School of Music, took first place at the Mid-Missouri Percussive Arts Trophy (MMPAT) competition down in Lebanaon, Missouri.  There were 20 collegiate c
(reprinted from the Democrat & Chronicle; part of the USA Today Network) It’s not every day that a composer uses the words “bawdy,” “raw” and “unrefined” to describe her work.
Grant Fonda, MM (2012) has spent the past couple of years writing for movies.  After recently graduating from USC's Scoring for Motion Picture and Television program, he has kept busy working in Los Angeles.
Please join the MU School of Music and the University Concert Series as we present The Marriage of Figaro with the Show-Me Opera and the University Philharmonic Orchestra next Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm in the Missouri Theatre.  Sung in I


Marching Mizzou Ireland
The Big M of the Midwest will participate in the 2016 St. Patrick's Day parade in Dublin. Keep up with their activies through daily blog posts.
University Singers
MU School of Music's University Singers will present a concert on 3/19 at 7:30 PM at First Baptist Church.

February 2016

William "Billy" Lackey
William Lackey leaving Mizzou New Music Initiative; Andrew Worden named interim managing director
Trey Makler and others at Sheldon premiere
Last Wednesday, February 24, MU School of Music senior composer Trey Makler had a piece premiered by St. Louis musicians Peter Henderson (piano) and Andrew Cuneo (bassoon) at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St.
Drei Bones
Dr. Timothy Howe has recently released a new recording of trombone trio music on Emeritus Records with the Drei Bones Trombone Trio.