Chancellor’s Arts Showcase

A photo of (Left to right) Stefan Freund, Julia Gaines, Cooper Drury, Jeanne Sinquefield, morima, Yoshiaki Onishi, Andrea Luque Káram and President Choi in the Missouri Theatre.
(Left to right) Stefan Freund (artistic director of the Mizzou New Music Initiative), Julia Gaines (director of the School of Music), Cooper Drury (dean of the College of Arts & Science), Jeanne Sinquefield, morima, Yoshiaki Onishi (co-director of the Mizzou New Music Ensemble), Andrea Luque Káram (managing director of the Mizzou New Music Initiative) and President Choi.

Since 1977, the Chancellor’s Arts Showcase has celebrated creative excellence across Mizzou.

This year’s showcase featured the work of more than 100 students, faculty and alumni. We celebrated the winner of the Sinquefield Composition Prize, morima. Their work, “toy piano concerto,” received its premiere performance by the University Philharmonic Orchestra. Jeanne Sinquefield, namesake of the award and great supporter of Mizzou music, highlighted the winner onstage.

This showcase is one of many recognitions for our creative community. Additionally, 14 theater students recently received awards and commendations at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. A Textile & Apparel Management-Champion student collaboration was also represented at New York Fashion Week.

It was inspiring to gather in the historic Missouri Theatre and applaud their accomplishments.

— Mun