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Mizzou New Music Ensemble opens 2021-22 season with live performance at Sinquefield Music Center on October 10, 2021

Members of the 2021-22 Mizzou New Music Ensemble with Artistic Director Yoshiaki Onishi (third from front) and Stefan Freund, Artistic Directoe of MNMI (fifth from front)

For the first time since March, 2020, the Mizzou New Music Ensemble will perform in front of a live audience! The concert is scheduled for 7:30 pm on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, and will take place on the University of Missouri Campus at the Sinquefield Music Center (SMC 132). The concert is free and open to the public. For those unable to attend in person, the concert will be livestreamed on the MNMI Facebook Page and the University of Missouri School of Music YouTube channel.

For their first concert of 2021-22 season, the Ensemble (pictured) will open the program with a performance of The Quarry by Robyne Sieh, a second-year undergraduate composer from St. Louis studying at the University of Missouri. The Ensemble will also play Ngelemen by Fernando Zappino Vidal and Matutino/vespertino by fellow Argentinian Ernesto Bojanich Zahnd — both composers at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, hometown of Carolina Heredia, Assistant Professor of Music Composition at the University of Missouri, and the Assistant Director of the Mizzou New Music Initiative (MNMI).

These works are part of a collaborative program between Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and the MNMI that will continue with performances of additional works by Cordoba-based composers at the December 5th concert by the Mizzou New Music Ensemble. The first movement of Come Round by prominent American composer Jacob Druckman, will conclude the performance.

The Mizzou New Music Ensemble is made up of University of Missouri School of Music graduate students under the direction of Mizzou New Music Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow Yoshiaki Onishi, who was recently appointed as the Ensemble’s Artistic Director.

The members of the 2021-22 Mizzou New Music Ensemble are: Valentina Arango Sánchez, flute; Andrew Wiele, clarinet; Johanny Veiga Barbosa, violin; Andy Lewis, violoncello; Jordan Nielsen, percussion; Stephen Landy, percussion; Eve Werger, piano and Daniel Fitzpatrick, piano.

PLEASE NOTE: Temporary mask requirements on campus have been extended through Oct. 15. All students, faculty, staff and visitors — regardless of vaccination status — are required to wear masks in classrooms, while entering and exiting classrooms, as well as other meeting spaces where social distancing is not possible.

Missouri Composers Project selects four works for concert by Columbia Civic Orchestra, Columbia Chamber Choir

Clockwise from top left: Jiyoun Chung, Dan Viggers, Robyne Sieh & David McCaulley

The Mizzou New Music Initiative (MNMI) has announced the selection of four winners in the 2020 Missouri Composers Project (MOCOP) competition.

Now in its ninth year, MOCOP is a collaborative effort involving MNMI, the Columbia Civic Orchestra (CCO), the Columbia Chamber Choir, and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation. Composers from all over Missouri are invited each year to submit orchestral and choral works for potential performance, with winners selected in two age categories, “open” and “high school.”

All four winners of the 2020 competition will receive a $500 honorarium from the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, and the CCO and the Chamber Choir will perform their compositions in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5 at the Center for Missouri Studies, 605 Elm St in Columbia. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.

In the “open” categories, this year’s winning orchestral composition is “New Elegance” by Dan Viggers, and the winning choral work is “My Beautiful One, Come with Me” by Jiyoun Chung.

Viggers is a St. Louis based composer who has a bachelor’s degree in composition from Bradley University and a Ph.D. in music theory from Washington University. His compositions include classical works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, and vocalists; original works for musical theater; and electronic music released under the names Amadeus Vegas, Netizen, and Dotcom Davinci.

Jiyoun Chung is a pianist, composer and native of South Korea, where she received her degree in composition from Hanyang University. She moved to the USA in 2008, and since has earned master’s degrees in composition and piano performance from Illinois State University, and a doctor of musical arts in composition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her music has been performed by orchestras, chamber ensembles and soloists in concerts and at festivals in the United States, Asia and Europe.

The winning orchestral work in the “high school” category for 2020 is “’Till the End of Time” by David McCaulley. a junior at Carl Junction High School in Carl Junction, MO. His musical experiences include composing scores for the independent production company Light of Life Films, and creating a YouTube channel with videos analyzing music in popular films from “Star Wars” to “Batman” and more.

The winning choral work in the “high school” category is “Peace” by Robyne Sieh, a senior at Fort Zumwalt North High on O’Fallon, MO. She is a member of her school’s Panther Pride Marching Band, jazz band, and wind ensemble; takes private piano lessons, and participated in the Missouri Summer Composition Institute from 2017 to 2019. She also has been recognized as a Bach Scholar by the Bach Society of St. Louis; was a prize-winner in Mizzou’s 2018 Creating Original Music Project; and a finalist in the 2019 St. Louis Teen Talent Competition.

The Missouri Composers Project (MOCOP) is a collaborative effort by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, the Mizzou New Music Initiative, the Columbia Civic Orchestra, and the Columbia Chamber Choir to bring attention to new large ensemble works written in the state of Missouri. By identifying composers and providing opportunities for the performance of their work, MOCOP intends to showcase emerging talent of Missouri and share it with the world.

The Columbia Civic Orchestra is a volunteer group located in Columbia, Missouri, dedicated to providing enjoyment for its members and audiences with the presentation and preservation of high-quality symphonic music.

The Columbia Chamber Choir in a subset of the Columbia Chorale, which works to promote choral music of the highest artistic quality and to stimulate a greater community understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of choral music by presenting programs appealing to a wide cross-section of Missouri residents and visitors.