MU School of Music

Today Paul Pepper welcomes back Show-Me Opera director CHRISTINE SEITZ, as well as MU School of Music students KATIE KULL and MADELYN MUNSELL, to talk about their new opera, "Hatrack," which is about a prostitute in Farmington, MO in the late 1800s who aspires for a better life in St. Louis. Watch Madelyn perform a number as the title character at [5:22]. May 5, 2016

The Deutschheim Verein

If the sounds emanating from Columbia's Stephens Lake Park at this weekend's Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival are a touch too modern for your ears, head West to Hermann for an educational and entertaining homage to the German-born founder of the University of Missouri's School of Music.

Writing the Future: Thomas McKenney

Apr 27, 2015
MU School of Music

In his 47 years as a faculty member at the University of Missouri School of Music, Dr. Thomas McKenney has taught a lot of students how to compose music. This evening at MU's Whitmore Recital Hall, those students pay tribute to their teacher with a concert featuring their own works.  

Claire Banderas / KBIA

This Friday the University of Missouri announced a $10 million donation from Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield for a renovation of the Fine Arts Building and construction of a new School of Music. This is the largest donation the university has ever received in support of fine arts. The entire project is estimated to cost approximately $74 million.

Chancellor's Arts Showcase Casts a Wide Net

Apr 10, 2015
MU School of Music

Each year since 2005, the MU School of Music has put on a concert hosted by the chancellor. This year's version of the Chancellor's Art Showcase is next Monday, April 13. For the 2015 version, the school's Director Julia Gaines has cast a wider net for the concert including for the first time student art from MU scholars creating outside the School of Music.

The American Prize

Fans of live classical music performance have an abundance of shows to experience this fall. On this week's Thinking Out Loud  we look at a pair of upcoming performances in Mid-Missouri.