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2019 MICF in the media

With this year’s Mizzou International Composers Festival fast approaching, MNMI has been working to get the word out via local media.

For starters, the “Mizzou Music” radio program, heard at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evenings on Columbia’s classical music station KMUC, has been airing a series of interviews with participants in this year’s MICF.

Composers interviewed by host Aaron Hay so far include Peter Shin, Nicole Murphy, Inti Viggis-Vizueta, Donnacha Dennehy, Chelsea Komschlies, Kristina Wolfe, Theo Chandler and Mizzou’s own Aaron Mencher.

Still to come are interviews with Charles Halka, Amy Beth Kirsten, and MNMI managing director Jacob Gotlib. All the interviews are or will be archived on KMUC’s website.

Meanwhile, MNMI artistic director and Mizzou composition professor Stefan Freund was interviewed for Columbia Access Television by Elise Bucheit of the Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs. You can see their conversation about the MICF in the video embed below:

Lastly, if you’d like to get a “sneak peek” at this year’s MICF, you can take a look inside the official program through the embedded window below. (To enlarge to full-page size, click the icon in the middle of the window.)

MICF in the media

If you’ve missed any of the media coverage of the 2018 Mizzou International Composers Festival, you can catch up by following the links below:

* The Columbia Daily Tribune‘s coverage included interviews with resident composers Viet Cuong, Douglas Osmun and Gemma Peacocke, plus a guide to the entire festival.

* The Columbia Missourian published a short feature story offering an overview of the festival, along with a gallery of photos.

* MNMI managing director Jacob Gotlib was interviewed by Diana Moxon of KOPN’s “Speaking of the Arts.” Moxon also interviewed resident composers Amanda Feery and Gemma Peacocke.

* New Music USA helped spread the word about the live radio broadcasts and audio streaming of this year’s MICF concerts.

* You can listen to interviews with the festival’s resident composers and more, originally broadcast on Classical 90.5’s “Mizzou Music” program and now archived on their website.


2018 Mizzou International Composers Festival to be broadcast, audio streamed live on Classical 90.5 FM

For the first time ever, all three concerts of the Mizzou International Composers Festival will be broadcast and audio streamed “live” by Classical 90.5 FM.

In mid-Missouri, listeners can tune in to the broadcasts at 90.5 FM, while anyone anywhere in the world with an Internet connection can access the live stream at

All three concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time at the Missouri Theatre in Columbia. The schedule is:

Thursday, July 26: Alarm Will Sound
The festival’s resident ensemble Alarm Will Sound will perform music by 2018 MICF distinguished guest composers Robert Morris and Alex Mincek, plus a work by Stefan Freund and Matt Marks, and more.

Friday, July 27: Mizzou New Music
Friday night’s concert showcases the Mizzou New Music Ensemble, the flagship group of the Mizzou New Music Initiative, performing music from distinguished guest composers Robert Morris and Alex Mincek and composer Chen Yi. In addition, the Missouri Clarinet Quintet, featuring Mizzou students and faculty members, will perform works by Mizzou composers Stefan Freund, Carolina Heredia, and Aaron Mencher.

Saturday, July 28: Seven World Premieres performed by Alarm Will Sound
More than 250 composers from around the world submitted their portfolios to the festival, and seven were selected. The grand finale concert features the world premieres of seven works composed specifically for the acclaimed new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound by the festival’s resident composers Oren Boneh, Christine Burke, Viet Cuong, Amanda Feery, Douglas Osmun, Gemma Peacocke, and Igor Santos.

KMUC is a frequency licensed to the University of Missouri Board of Curators and managed jointly with KBIA 91.3 FM. Known as Classical 90.5, the station broadcasts classical music and NPR news headlines at 1,900 watts from McReynolds Hall on the MU campus.