Mizzou International Composers Festival 2022

Timeline

Submission period

Fri Oct 15 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun Nov 21 at 4:59 AM UTC

Results date

Fri Dec 31 at 5 PM UTC
The Mizzou New Music Initiative is excited to announce the 13th Annual Mizzou International Composers Festival, July 25 – 30, 2022, on the campus of the University of Missouri. Activities for resident composers begin in the evening on Friday, July 22.

Five 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 Meredith Monk and Angélica Negrón, take part in workshops with Alarm Will Sound, and receive a professional live recording of the premiere performance of their work.

The five selected resident composers will be expected to compose a work for Alarm Will Sound’s complete instrumentation (see below) lasting up to 8 minutes in duration. Each selected resident composer must submit a finished preliminary score by April 19, 2022 for review by Alarm Will Sound, and professionally prepared scores and parts of the final work are due by May 10, 2022. Festival tuition, room, and board for each selected composer will be provided through the generous contributions of the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation. Selected composers will need to pay for transportation to and from Columbia, MO.

Festival tuition, room, and board for each selected composer will be provided through the generous contributions of the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation. Selected composers will need to pay for transportation to and from Columbia, MO.

Apply for FREE by November 20, 2021: https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2014SCep2OD6BTM

We acknowledge that COVID makes future conditions difficult to predict. If it is not safe to host the festival in-person on our campus, we will offer resident composers a virtual experience: presentations, lessons, and workshops over Zoom; an online reading/recording session by Alarm Will Sound; and live-streamed concerts. The festival is exploring hybrid online/in-person options as well.

Alarm Will Sound's Instrumentation:
• Flute/Piccolo
• Oboe/English horn
• E-flat Clarinet/B-flat Clarinet
• B-flat Clarinet/ Bass Clarinet
• Bassoon
• Horn
• Trumpet
• Trombone/Bass Trombone
• Percussion: Two players with standard multi-percussion, mallet percussion, and drumkit.
• Piano
• Violin 1
• Violin 2/Viola
• Viola
• Cello
• Double Bass

For more information, please visit composersfestival.missouri.edu or contact Jacob Gotlib (gotlibj@missouri.edu)

The Mizzou International Composers Festival part of the Mizzou New Music Initiative, an array of programs positioning the University of Missouri School of Music as a leading center in the areas of composition and new music.

The Mizzou New Music Initiative is a direct result of the generous support of Dr. Jeanne and Mr. Rex Sinquefield and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.

Details are available at web pages:
https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2014SCep2OD6BTM