A total of 300 composers from around the world have applied for the four resident composer spots at the 2021 Mizzou International Composers Festival.
Submissions were received from 24 different countries, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Depending on travel and regulatory conditions next summer, the festival may be held in person on the University of Missouri campus and at the Missouri Theatre in Columbia; as a series of online events; or some combination of the two. That decision will be made as soon as there’s sufficient information to do so. In the meantime, the four resident composers selected to take part in the festival will be named in January.