2017 Missouri State University Composition Festival
Feb. 27 - Mar. 1, 2017

Guest Composers: Jennifer Bellor
Lansing D. McLoskey

Concert I
Monday, Feb. 27, 7:30 Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
Featuring the MSU Opera Theater performing The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret by Leanna Kirchoff and chamber music by guest composers and MSU faculty and student composers

Concert II
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7:30 location TBA
Featuring chamber music by guest composers and MSU student composers

Concert III (Main Event)
Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
featuring performances by the MSU Chorale, Cameron LaBarr conductor, including music by guest composers Jennifer Bellor aand Lansing D. McLoskey and the world premiere of MSU faculty composer Michael Murray's El Lunar

The annual Composition Festival brings internationally acclaimed composers to the campus of Missouri State University to inspire, teach, and interact with students from across the Music Department and the larger campus community. These interactions include concerts and rehearsals of the guest composer’s works by department ensembles, students, faculty, and guest performers; performances of student and faculty compositions; presentations to classes and to the general public; one-on-one lessons with composition majors; and master classes with small groups of students.

Recent Guest Composers of the Festival:
2016 - Derek M. Jenkins and Rain Worthington
2015 - Ingrid Stölzel and Robert Honstein
2014 - Michael Daugherty
2013 - Hanna Kulenty
2012 - Darcy James Argue
2011 - Cindy McTee
2010 - Carter Pann
2009 - Robert Mueller
2008 - David Gillingham
2007 - David Amram
2006 - Richard Einhorn and Anthony Plog
2005 - Hubert Bird
2004 - Mark Camphouse
2003 - Gwyneth Walker
2002 - Joan Tower