Nov. 12, 2010
Roger Reynolds among composers celebrated at ONCE.MORE.
Roger Reynolds, who will be one of the guest composers for the 2011 Mizzou New Music Summer Festival, recently returned to Ann Arbor, MI to celebrate the legacy of the ONCE Festival and the associated group of new music composers he helped to found during the 1960s. The event ONCE. MORE. was an interdisciplinary celebration…
Nov. 8, 2010
Patrick David Clark wins 2011 Sinquefield Composition Prize
The University of Missouri School of Music is pleased to announce that Patrick David Clark (pictured) is the winner of the 2011 Sinquefield Composition Prize. Clark, a graduate student studying orchestral conducting, submitted his orchestral composition "Glancing Blade" to the competition and was selected for the prize by a panel of independent judges. The adjudicators…
Nov. 4, 2010
2011 Mizzou New Music Summer Festival to be held July 9 – 17
The Mizzou New Music Initiative will present the second annual Mizzou New Music Summer Festival from Saturday, July 9, 2011 through Sunday, July 17 on the campus of the University of Missouri. The 2011 Festival will include a series of public concerts featuring music from contemporary composers, as well as workshops, master classes and other…
Nov. 3, 2010
Creating Original Music Project (C.O.M.P.) offers
recognition, prizes for student composers in Missouri
Is the next George Gershwin, Duke Ellington or John Williams in a school in St. Joseph, a practice room in Poplar Bluff, a rehearsal hall in Rolla, or somewhere else in the Show-Me State? If so, the Mizzou New Music Initiative’s Creating Original Music Project (C.O.M.P) wants to find that young composer. Sponsored by the…
Nov. 3, 2010
After a brief hiatus, this blog is back to active status - and from here on forward, we'll be bringing you news of all the various programs, people and activities of the Mizzou New Music Initiative, as well as latest on the 2011 Mizzou New Music Summer Festival. Look for regular posts to resume starting....now!
July 27, 2010
Zhou Juan, Christopher Dietz win faculty appointments
While the Mizzou New Music Summer Festival was going on, two of our resident composers got some good news regarding their academic careers. Christopher Dietz has won a one-year appointment as a full-time composition instructor at Bowling Green State University, home of the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music. Dietz' music was performed at BGSU in…
July 27, 2010
More coverage of Mizzou New Music Summer Festival
With the first-ever Mizzou New Music Summer Festival now officially part of history, we'll have photos, audio and video from the inaugural fest available here very soon. In the meantime, a few more news items about the Festival also have hit our inbox in recent days: The MNMSF was featured in the July 22 edition…
July 16, 2010
A nod from Nonesuch
The Mizzou New Music Summer Festival and resident ensemble Alarm Will Sound are mentioned today in a journal entry on the website of AWS' record company, Nonesuch, which is known for its support for adventurous music of all sorts. You can read the item here.