Long-time Columbia resident Melissa Straw passed away recently. Among her many other contributions to the local music scene, Straw conducted the Children's Choir of the Missouri Symphony Conservatory. Here's a conversation Straw had early last year with Trevor Harris when Straw was a guest on the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Radio Hour.
This episode originally aired on March 29, 2016.
A celebration of the life of Melissa Straw happens this Saturday, November 25 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Columbia's Boone County History and Cultural Center, 3800 Ponderosa Street.