Mizzou New Music Summer Festival in the news

With anticipation building among composers, musicians, listeners and the media, the Mizzou New Music Summer Festival has been the subject of a number of news reports and features in recent days.

Aarik Danielsen of the Columbia Daily Tribune previewed the festival with two stories in this past Sunday’s paper, and also interviewed guest composer Anna Clyne (pictured) for a post Monday on the Tribune’s Art Axis blog.

Other Columbia journalists also have taken notice of the festival. Will Floyd of the Missourian wrote a preview of the festival last Friday that can be viewed online here, and KBIA’s “Radio Friends with Paul Pepper” featured an interview with Stefan Freund of the MU School of Music (and cellist for Alarm will Sound) on Monday.

You can see and hear the entire “Radio Friends” program here, or take in just Freund’s segment starting here.

In addition, KBIA’s “Off The Clock,” hosted by Scarlett Robertson, ran an interview last Friday with resident composer, MU grad student and Sinquefield Composition Prize winner Patrick David Clark, which you can hear online here.

Clark also was the subject of a short feature in Mizzou magazine, the official publication of the Alumni Association, and a story on the website Patch.com’s edition for Clayton, MO, the St. Louis suburb where he went to high school.

Also in St. Louis, writer Terry Perkins talked with Clark for a preview story about the festival that went online yesterday on the St. Louis Beacon news website. Clark also appeared on radio station KMOX (1120 AM) on Sunday for a brief chat with the hosts of Total Information AM Weekend.

Some of the festival’s other resident composers also have gotten some positive press attention in their hometowns or where they went to school. Liza White was interviewed about her participation in the festival by the Springfield, MA Republican; Steven Snowden was the subject of a story in the Branson Tri-Lakes News, near his homewtown of Walnut Shade, MO; and Clint Needham was recognized in an online news report from the Indiana University School of Music, where he earned his master’s degree.