Undergraduate Composition Scholarships

The Mizzou New Music Initiative awards two full-tuition scholarships each year to entering freshmen seeking a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition.

Composition scholarship recipients benefit from:
* Working with distinguished composition faculty members including Stefan Freund and professor emeritus W. Thomas McKenney;
* Being part of an established composition program that regularly produces national competition winners and hosts one of the nation’s most significant festival for composers;
* Collaborating with the Mizzou New Music Ensemble, the Initiative’s repertory ensemble dedication to the performance of new works;
* Opportunities to work with the Creating Original Music Project (COMP), which supports composition activities in grades K-12.

These scholarships are intended for students composing “fine art” acoustic, electronic, and electroacoustic music. In today’s pluralistic musical world, this music may be influenced by a variety of styles, ranging from classical to popular, and compositions 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.

For more information about Undergraduate Composition Scholarships and the application process, please visit: mizzounewmusic.missouri.edu/scholarships.html

Sinquefield Composition Prize

The Sinquefield Composition Prize is the top award for undergraduate composition students at the University of Missouri.

Each year, a winner is selected and given the opportunity to write an original work for one of Mizzou’s premiere large ensembles, plus a cash prize for the production of score and parts.

The work then is premiered during the annual Chancellor’s Concert, held each April in Jesse Auditorium, and the student also receives a professional recording of the performance.

For more information visit: mizzounewmusic.missouri.edu/sinquefield-prize.html

The Mizzou New Music Initiative’s other programs include:
Mizzou New Music Ensemble Graduate Assistantships
Mizzou International Composers Festival
Creating Original Music Project (COMP)
Composer Connection