Visiting Performers

Each academic year, the Mizzou New Music Initiative invites renowned composers, performers, and ensembles to the University of Missouri to present, perform, and hold workshops and lessons.

2020-21 Visiting Performers (Virtual)

November 9-14, 2020

Duo Cortona

  • Presentation for composers
  • Reading session for student composers
  • Virtual concert. Program:
    • Hilda Paredes, Papalote (Kite)
    • John Liberatore, Songs of Bright Orange Notes
    • Evan Chambers, First Snow/Lindisfame Hymn
    • Carolina Heredia, The Thaw
    • Robert Morris, Sappho Cycle

December 10, 2020

American Wild Ensemble

  • American Aviatrix virtual concert. Program:
    • Caroline Mallonee, Solitude of Self
    • Ingrid Stölzel, Livid Loneliness of Fear
    • Carolina Heredia, il n'y aura pas des regrets

March 11-12, 2021

Gahlord Dewald, composer/bassist

  • Presentations for composers and electronic music. students
  • Virtual concert

March 22-27, 2021

Khemia Ensemble

  • Presentation for composers
  • Reading session for composers
  • Master classes with performance students
  • Virtual concert #1: Khemia Ensemble Performs Solo Works. Program:
    • Melissa Dunphy, June #2
    • Nicole Chamberlain, Imperial Topaz
    • Emma O'Halloran, How Sweet the Thought of You as Infinite
    • Reena Esmail, Darshan
    • Jennifer Jolley, How to be a Deep Thinker in Los Angeles
    • Stacy Garrop, Phoenix Rising, mvt. II: Reborn in Flames
    • Juri Seo, Suite for Cello, mvts. I & IV
    • Tanner Porter, Scenes from Some Other Life: Head That Way & Again
  • Virtual concert #2: Khemia Ensemble Premieres Mizzou Student Works. Program:
    • Isabelle Borchardt, Earth's Journey
    • Emily Shaw, Three Waltzes
    • Jack Snelling, awaken
    • Sam Whitty, The Scholar's Menagerie
    • Holden Franklin, humans final plea to earth

April 27-May 2, 2021

[Switch~ Ensemble]

  • Presentation for composers and electronic music students
  • Convocation: "Entrepreneurship and Career-Building for Musicians"
  • Virtual concert. Program:
    • Santiago Beis, Cardumen
    • Luis Hermano Bezerra, Jongo
    • Oswald Huynh, Black Petal
    • Chris Chandler, TBA
    • Zachary James Watkins, Do Your Best, Never Say Can't, and Love One Another


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