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 Missouri Composers Project
Summary:Orchestra Project
Deadline: 04 December 2017
Date Posted: 27 September 2017
Details: The Columbia Civic Orchestra (CCO) and the Columbia Chamber Choir, in collaboration with the University of Missouri's Mizzou New Music Initiative, annually present a concert of new music specifically for orchestra and chamber choir. The CCO will perform three works and the Choir will perform two works selected through the 2017 Missouri Composers Orchestra Project, funded by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation. Each of the composers of the selected works will be awarded a $500 honorarium.

To apply for the 2018 competition, please click on the links to the right for either High School applicants or Open applicants. These will take you to a Google Form where you can fill out your information and upload your materials. Submissions for the 2018 competition are due by Monday, December 4, 2017.

The 2018 concert will take place at First Baptist Church, 1112 East Broadway, Columbia, MO, 65203, at 7:30 pm the evening of Sunday, March 11, 2018. The concert is FREE and open to the public. A dress rehearsal with the composers present will take place in the church from 3:00-6:15 pm that afternoon. Columbia Civic Orchestra Music Director Stefan Freund and Columbia Chamber Choir Artistic Director Emily Andrews, along with several guest conductors, will conduct the concert.

The winners for 2017 were:
Open Orchestral: Robert Fruehwald (Cape Girardeau, MO), Dangerously Slick
High School Orchestral: Olivia Bennett (Nixa, MO), The Hare
Open Choral: Zachary Cairns (St. Louis, MO), The Land of Nod
Open Choral: William Hooper (Bolivar, MO), Crucifixus

Read more about the 2017 winners here.

Web Site:music.missouri.edu/mnmi/mocop