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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 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...

2016

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...
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....
MU Trumpet Sextet at ITG
Photo by Iskander Akhmadullin left to right - Taylor Gustad, Austin Walker, Ethan Cartee, Tyler Kaiser, Brady Schach, Adam Matejek             The MU Trumpet Sextet, featuring MU students...

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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