Creating Original Music Project
Children who create original music have a chance to perform their works and compete for cashand prizes every year, thanks to the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.
Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield teamed up with the University of Missouri’s School of Music in 2005 to launch the Creating Original Music Project. C.O.M.P. is open to any K-12 student in the state and is held on the MU campus in Columbia every year. Winners of the contest also get a chance to hear their creations at a spring music festival.
In 2008, Randy Sinquefield, one of two sons of Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield, followed and documented some of these talented young composers during the first C.O.M.P. summer camp, the only program of its kind.
For information, visit the Creating Original Music Project site.
Past recipients of the Sinquefield Prize in Composition at the University of Missouri:
2009 – Stephanie Berg, Parkville, MO. Senior, Composition and Clarinet
2008 – Mark Woodward, Liberty, MO. Master’s Student, Composition
2007 – Katie Andres, Bonne Terre, MO. Senior, Horn
2006 – Partrick Dell, Sunset Hills, MO. Senior, Music Education and Composition
2009 – Alex Blanton, Jeffersonville, IN. Master’s Student Composition
2009 – Tony Hernandez, Junior, Composition
2008 – Alex Blanton, Jeffersonville, IN. Master’s Student Composition
2008 – Kyoungsuk Chang, Cheonan, South Korea, Master’s Student, Composition
2008 – Dustin Frieda, Springfield ,MO. Senior, Viola
2007 – Ryan Hampton, Liberty, MO. Master’s Student, Composition
2007 – Robert Trussell, Kansas City, MO. Senior, Bassoon
2007 – Mark Woodward, Independence, MO. Master’s Student, Composition
2006 – Alex Blanton, Jeffersonville, IN. Master’s Student Composition
2006 – John Ernst, Bonne Terre, MO. Senior, Composition
2006 – David MacDonald, St. Louis, MO. Senior, Trumpet and Composition
2006 – Timothy Rogers, O’Fallon, IL. Senior, Composition
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