Undergraduate Composition Scholarships
Under the Mizzou New Music Initiative two highly competitive full-tuition scholarships will be awarded each year to entering freshmen seeking a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition.
Composition scholarship recipients benefit from:
- Working with distinguished composition faculty members Dr. W. Thomas McKenney and Dr. Stefan Freund.
- An established composition program that regularly produces national competition winners.
- Collaborating with a new music ensemble dedicated to performing works by student composers.
- Opportunities to work with C.O.M.P., the Creating Original Music Project, which supports composition activities in grades K-12.
This scholarship is directed at students composing “fine art” acoustic, electronic, and electroacoustic music. It may take the form of solo pieces, pieces accompanied by piano, chamber music, works for larger ensembles such as bands or orchestras, or works for electronic media. In today’s pluralistic musical world such music may be influenced by a variety of musical styles, ranging from classical to popular.
For more information about Undergraduate Composition Scholarships and the application process visit: mizzounewmusic.missouri.edu/scholarships.html
Sinquefield Composition Prize
The Sinquefield Composition Prize is an annual competition for students at the University of Missouri. The winner is given an opportunity to write an original work for one of Mizzou’s premiere large ensembles and have his/her music performed and recorded.
The winning student is awarded a scholarship to the University of Missouri and a cash prize for the production of score and parts. The student’s work is premiered at the annual Chancellor’s Concert in Jesse Auditorium.
For more information visit: mizzounewmusic.missouri.edu/sinquefield-prize.html