COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A week long series of concerts and public workshops highlights the annual Mizzou New Music Summer Festival in Columbia starting Monday.

The festival is part of an initiative to elevate the University of Missouri’s School of Music as a center for music composition and original works. Eight resident composers from across the country will debut new work performed by the ensemble Alarm Will Sound.

Performances are planned for the Missouri Theater Center for the Arts on Ninth Street in downtown Columbia. More information can be found online at

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press


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