Archive for July, 2011

More news coverage of the Mizzou New Music Summer Festival

Since the post here the other day about media coverage of the Mizzou New Music Summer Festival, several more articles have been published:

Resident composer Steve Snowden was interviewed by the Columbia Daily Tribune‘s Aarik Danielsen for a post on the paper’s Art Axis blog, which you can read here.

Meanwhile, resident composer Kari Besharse was featured in an article in her hometown paper, the Hammond Star, and in a story for The Lion’s Roar, the official campus publication at Southeastern Louisiana University, where she teaches.

Besharse (pictured) also is blogging about her experiences at the festival for the website New Music Box, and you can read her first entry here.

Update: Kari filed three more blog entries about the festival, which can be found here, here and here.

Also, Kelsey Whipple of the Riverfront Times in St. Louis wrote about the festival and resident composer Pat Clarke for an article on the RFT’s “A to Z” music blog here.

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’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.

Festival schedule, program available online

In addition to the four ticketed concerts, the Mizzou New Music Summer Festival also features a number of free events, including composer presentations, workshops, and open rehearsals. You can see the complete schedule of festival events online here

You also can view the complete festival program online in PDF format here.

A visitor’s guide to Columbia

If you’re coming to Columbia to attend the Mizzou New Music Summer Festival, you may find some of these links useful:

Visitor information:
Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau
Columbia Regional Airport
Hotels in Columbia
“Virtual tour” of Columbia
I Heart Columbia
Vox Magazine’s guide to Columbia restaurants
Mid-Missouri Dining Guide

Columbia Tribune
Columbia Missourian
Columbia area radio stations

National Weather Service forecast for Boone County

Mizzou New Music Summer Festival ticket information:

Single tickets are priced at $10 for adults, $5 for students for all concerts. To purchase tickets by phone, call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. To buy tickets online, please visit