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Creating Original Music Competition Winners Get Statewide Media Coverage

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Rockwood School District Newsletter
Rockwood Student Wins State Music Composition Award

Nick Funke, an eighth-grade student at Rockwood South Middle School in Fenton, was honored for his musical composition in the fifth annual Creating Original Music Project (COMP) Awards.  Funke’s musical competitive piece titled, The Escape by Night, gained him a first-place win in the Middle School Fine Arts category.

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Suburban Journal Jefferson – Print & Online
Fenton Student Among Competition Winners

COMP’s purpose is to encourage K-12 students in Missouri to write original musical works and have their music performed. More than 100 entrants submitted compositions, with first-place, second-place and third-place winners named in eight different categories.

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Suburban Journal West – Print & Online
Students Win in Original Music Contest

Local winners include Jonathan Padgett and Jack Roth of Reed Elementary in Ladue, who took a second place in Elementary Instrumental for “JJ Jam;” Alexander Blank of Webster Groves High School, who took first place in High School Fine Art for “Clarinet Quid Libet;” Christopher John Poetz, a home school student from Eureka, who took first place in High School Other for “Journey of the Leaves;” and Kenneth Baker of Kirkwood High School, who took second in High School Other for “Highlands.”

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Suburban Journal North – Print & Online
Students Win in Original Music Contest

Three local students recently won awards in the fifth annual Creating Original Music Project (COMP) contest, sponsored by the University of Missouri School of Music and the Sinquefield Chartiable Foundation.

Nichole Bryan, an elementary school student from North County Christian School, won an award for her instrumental piece “When the Rain Comes Down.”

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Suburban Journal South – Print & Online
Students Win in Original Music Contest

Nick Funke, a student at Rockwood South Middle School in Fenton, was among 31 Missouri students who earned prizes in the fifth annual Creating Original Music Project, a joint venture of the University of Missouri School of Music and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation. The project encourages students to write original musical works and have their music performed.

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Independence School District Newsletter
Truman Student Declared Winner At Music Composition Competition

Truman High School Student Mitchell Kilpatrick was among 31 students across Missouri awarded prizes in the fifth annual Creating Original Music Project (C.O.M.P.), a joint venture of the University of Missouri School of Music and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.

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The C.O.M.P. program is part of the University of Missouri’s New Music Initiative, a diverse array of programs intended to position the school as a leading center for music composition and new music.  The initiative is a direct result of a $1 million donation by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.

Dr. Sinquefield and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, which is headquartered in Osage County, Missouri, have a long history of supporting organizations that enhance music, art and education.  Dr. Sinquefield greatly values the lifelong benefits of exposure to music.  Her passion for music comes alive each season as a bassist in the Columbia Civic Symphony Orchestra, the 9th Street Symphony in Columbia and the Jefferson City Symphony.

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April 2010
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World-Premiere Concert from Mizzou New Music Initiative

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Press Contact:
Anne T. Makeever
amakeever@camstl.org 314.535.0770 x311
Where: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd. (at Spring), St. Louis, Mo., 63108

What: New Music, New Works, a concert of new music written by three University of Missouri composition students and inspired by works in the Great Rivers Biennial 2010 exhibition.

When: Sunday, May 2, 2010. Doors open at 2:00 p.m.; concert begins at 3:00 p.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to amakeever@camstl.org, or call (314) 535-0770 x311. A reception will precede the concert.

In conjunction with its Great Rivers Biennial 2010 exhibition, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, in collaboration with the Mizzou New Music Initiative, announces New Music, New Works, the world premiere of three original music compositions created by University of Missouri composition students Stephanie Berg, Michael Strausbaugh, and David Witter. Each composer created his or her piece in response to a work of art by the artists featured in Great Rivers Biennial 2010: Martin Brief, Sarah Frost, and Cameron Fuller.

New Music, New Works also includes a performance of 1 8 3 9, a composition by University of Missouri faculty member Paul Seitz that features a movement inspired by the artist Cezanne and an excerpt from Olivier Messiaen’s seminal work, Quartet for the End of Time.

The University of Missouri New Music Ensemble will perform all four compositions. The Ensemble is part of the Mizzou New Music Inititiative, sponsored by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, and is directed by Stefan Freund, associate professor of music theory and composition.

“This event provides an opportunity for art and music lovers to feel a piece of art through different mediums. It raises interesting questions. Can a painting really evoke music? Will the music really match a painting? Will the audience see, hear that connection? The Mizzou New Music Initiative and the Contemporary are breaking new ground in St. Louis. We hope that this collaboration gets people thinking about art and composing music in new and inspired ways,” said Mizzou New Music Initiative sponsor Jeanne Sinquefeld.

Great Rivers Biennial 2010, curated by Laura Fried, assistant curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, is on exhibition in the museum’s Main Galleries April 30 – August 8, 2010. Opening Night for the exhibition is Friday, April 30, 2010, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Admission is free.

Great Rivers Biennial 2010 is supported by the Gateway Foundation.

General support for the Contemporary’s exhibitions program is provided by the Whitaker Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; William E. Weiss Foundation; Nancy Reynolds and Dwyer Brown; Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; Regional Arts Commission; Arts and Education Council; and members of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
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MIZZOU NEW MUSIC INITIATIVE
The Mizzou New Music Initiative brings together a diverse array of programs intended to position the University of Missouri School of Music as a leading center in the areas of composition and new music. The Initiative is the direct result of the generous support of Dr. Jeanne and Mr. Rex Sinquefield, and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation. The Sinquefields’ vision is to create an incubator for the composition and performance of new music, and to position Missouri as a major center for the music of tomorrow. Click here to read more about the Sinquefields’ support for the MU School of Music.
CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM ST. LOUIS
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis promotes meaningful engagement with the most relevant and innovative art being made today. As a non-collecting institution, the Contemporary focuses its efforts on featuring local, national and international, well-known and newly established artists from diverse backgrounds, working in all types of media. As St. Louis’ forum for interpreting culture through contemporary visual art, the Contemporary connects visitors to the dynamic art and ideas of our times. As a gathering place for experiencing contemporary art and culture, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis pushes the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and expression. Visit the Contemporary’s website at www.camstl.org.


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