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Mizzou International Composers Festival Set for July 26 – 31, 2021; Applications for Resident Composers Now Open

October 12, 2020 - November 20, 2020

The Mizzou New Music Initiative is excited to announce the 12th Annual Mizzou International Composers Festival, July 26 – 31, 2021 on the campus of the University of Missouri. Activities for resident composers begin in the evening on Friday, July 23.

Four composers from around the world will be selected through a portfolio application process to compose a work to be performed by the internationally acclaimed new music ensemble, Alarm Will Sound. Composers will take part in discussions and lessons with guest composers Chen Yi, BandQuest and ChoralQuest composer, and David T. Little; take part in workshops with Alarm Will Sound and receive a professional live recording of the premiere performance of their work.

The four selected resident composers will be expected to compose a work for Alarm Will Sound’s complete instrumentation lasting up to 8 minutes in duration. Each selected resident composer must submit a finished preliminary score by April 20, 2021 for review by Alarm Will Sound, and professionally prepared scores (2) and parts of the final work are due by May 11, 2021.

Questions regarding the festival can be directed to Jacob Gotlib, Managing Director, phone 573-884-9478 or e-mail gotlibj@missouri.edu.

For more information, visit the festival’s website here.

Click here for the application, due November 20, 2020.