• Festival brings international attention to MU’s music school


    Samantha Kummerer / KOMU-TV

    By Samantha Kummerer

    COLUMBIA – The Mizzou International Composers Festival brought international attention to the MU School of Music.

    The internationally recognized ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, will end the festival Saturday by performing pieces from eight composers.

    Since its start six years ago, the festival has grown to attract more than 200 composers to apply for eight coveted spots. Composers from around the country and world apply to be a part of the week-long festival in Columbia with only eight being invited to participate.

    Italian composer Alessandro Ratoci teaches music in Switzerland and is one of the composers in this year’s line up.

    Ratoci teaches electronic music to classical musicians. He said he was attracted to the festival because it was linked to a music school, and he hopes to connect with American composers while visiting.

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    ----------Posted on July 25, 2015 by in Student Work

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