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We all knew vocalist Rubén Blades knew his way around the clave, the rhythmic pattern that propels the Afro-Cuban dance music he's known for.

But I bet you didn't know he could swing a big band jazz tune with an easy flair that recalls past masters like Mel Tormé, Tony Bennett or Frank Sinatra.

Vijay Gupta's life work has been to make music accessible to all.

That passion caught the attention of others and earlier this month the Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist was awarded a 2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship — also known as the genius grant.

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This week on Mizzou Music Julia Gaines, Director of the University of Missouri School of Music, stopped by. We talked about just a few of the amazing performances coming up this semester at Mizzou.


On this week’s episode of Mizzou Music we got to speak to Rachel Hahn about the Experiencing Piano program at Mizzou. The program provides entry level piano lessons for the community.


This week on Mizzou Music we had a chance to meet the new voice faculty, Mary Kathryn Brewer. We talked about her favorite music, her first impressions of Mizzou, and her dogs Poochini and Moose.


Mizzou Music: Amy Knopps

Aug 16, 2018
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This week on Mizzou Music we were joined by Dr. Amy Knopps Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Missouri School of Music. We talked about the upcoming Concert on the Quad and what we can expect to hear from Marching Mizzou this year.


Dale Lloyd

This week on Mizzou Music we had the chance to speak with Jacob Gotlib, the managing director of the Mizzou New Music Initiative. We discussed what the initiative does, the Mizzou International Composers Festival, and how to best enjoy the festival’s events.


On this week’s episode of Mizzou Music we were joined by Douglas Osmun, one of the resident composers at the Mizzou International Composers Festival. We discussed some of his past works and the piece that he’ll be premiering at this year’s festival.


Mizzou Music: Chen Yi

Jul 17, 2018

This week on Mizzou Music we had a chance to speak with Chen Yi, whose piece Near Distance will be performed as part of the Mizzou International Composers Festival on July 27 at the Missouri Theatre.


This week on Mizzou Music we were joined by Igor Santos, a resident composer at the upcoming Mizzou International Composers Festival. We talked about the piece he’s written for Alarm Will Sound, some of his past works, and video game soundtracks.


On this week’s episode of Mizzou Music we had the opportunity to speak with Amanda Feery, One of the resident composers at this year’s Mizzou International Composers Festival. We discussed some of her past works, the uilleann pipes, and the piece she’s written for Alarm Will Sound.


Mizzou Music: Viet Cuong

Jun 18, 2018

This week on Mizzou Music we had the chance to speak with Viet Cuong, one of the resident composers at the upcoming Mizzou International Composers Festival this July. We talked about his piece for the fest, some of his other works, and his creative use of stemware.  


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