Guggenheim Fellow is newest MizzouForward faculty member 

Dr. Utku Asuroglu
Dr. Utku Asuroglu

Mizzou’s own Utku Asuroglu, a postdoctoral teaching fellow in composition at the School of Music, was recently named a 2024 Guggenheim Fellow. This fellowship is one of the most prestigious and competitive in the country. Dr. Asuroglu is the only 2024 recipient from Missouri. 

We’re proud to announce that Dr. Asuroglu is also our newest MizzouForward hire! He is the 21st MizzouForward faculty in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the 71st overall. Dr. Asuroglu will be teaching courses in music composition and electronic music. 

Mizzou was the first university in the nation to offer postdoctoral fellowships in composition, thanks to the visionary support of Curator Jeanne Cairns Sinquefield and Rex Sinquefield. Because of MizzouForward, Dr. Asuroglu will continue to share his incredible talent with our community and grow our reputation as a center for contemporary music.  

Congratulations, Dr. Asuroglu! 

— Mun