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March 2016

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Sixth Release by the Concert Jazz Band! flying colors with Randy Brecker on trumpet and Mike Mainieri on vibraphone Arthur White, director Song list: Sweet Baby Sam by Arthur White Lakewood and Wayne by Ryan Erik Adamsons Das...
1967-68 MU Studio Jazz Band
By Aarik Danielsen reprinted from the Columbia Daily Tribune Sunday, March 20, 2016   Per usual, Jim Widner is thinking about the gig. The longtime jazz studies director at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is among a...
Last week at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) national conference in Atlanta, Dr. Wendy Sims was named the 2016 Senior Researcher for the Society for Research in Music Education.  This award recognizes significant, long-term...
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...

2016

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. Marching Mizzou 2016 Blog   (Click on the day heading to go to the full entry)...
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 ...

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...

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