Missouri, USA

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Mizzou International Composers Festival

The week-long MICF will feature concerts of music from contemporary composers performed in front of live audiences, along with in-person workshops, master classes, and other events.

All events will take place at the Sinquefield Music Center in Columbia, Missouri. Saturday night’s grand finale will present the world premieres of new works from each of the festival’s resident composers with Alarm Will Sound, conducted by artistic director Alan Pierson, serving as the resident ensemble.


The resident composers are selected for MICF each year through an online portfolio application process. During the festival, these resident composers will receive composition lessons from two featured guest composers. This year's featured composers are Tania León and Marcos Balter .


The 2023 MICF featured composers will teach and consult with the resident composers and ensemble. Resident composers* will take part in rehearsals with Alarm Will Sound, and also receive a professional live recording of their work. Festival tuition and lodging for each selected composer will be provided through the generous contributions of the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.

*MNMI will cover resident composers' lodging for the week of the festival and will help arrange ground transportation (when possible) to airports within Missouri. Selected resident composers are responsible for their flights and meals.

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