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2016

University Singers
MU School of Music's University Singers will present a concert on 3/19 at 7:30 PM at First Baptist Church. This concert will feature music and poetry of African-American composers and poets, creating a proactive event for ...

March 2016

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...
(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. But Stephanie Berg doesn’t seem like an everyday composer. And...
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.  His recent film scoring ...
Opera
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...

February 2016

William "Billy" Lackey
William Lackey leaving Mizzou New Music Initiative; Andrew Worden named interim managing director The Mizzou New Music Initiative is undergoing what might be called a change of the administrative guard. William J. “Billy” Lackey, who has...
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. Louis.  Seen in this picture from...
Drei Bones
Dr. Timothy Howe has recently released a new recording of trombone trio music on Emeritus Records with the Drei Bones Trombone Trio. The new CD includes many works that have been recorded before and one new commission by composer Tom Davis. Drei...
Exit 128 at Oh My Ears Music Marathon
The MU student-led chamber orchestra that creatively calls themselves Exit 128 (think about I-70 for a minute!) recently went on tour to Phoenix, AZ to perform at the Oh My Ears New Music Marathon with stops in Boulder, CO and Norman, OK on the way...
There are a lot of occupations that are inherently at risk for injuries, such as farming or firefighting or construction. But unless you are a musician, you probably don’t consider being a pianist a profession that entails much risk of injury. Paola...

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