The Creating Original Music Program is a week-long intensive course for young composers. The program welcomed another class of aspiring young composers to the MU campus earlier this summer for a one-week intensive course in making new music. Two of this years participants were Columbia's Ethan Forte and Adam Cohen from St. Louis. Forte and Cohen were guests on Mizzou Music.
Recent Rock Bridge High School graduate Ethan Forte participated in this summer's Creating Original Music Program (COMP) at MU. He was a guest on Mizzou Music discussing the program that trains young composers and his career aspirations.
Armenian-American composer Mary Kouyoumdjian will be in Columbia later this month. She was selected as a resident composer for the 2016 Mizzou International Composers Festival. Kouyoumdjian was a guest on a recent episode of Mizzou Music.
Mary Kouyoumdjian talks about her musical training, the influence of her Armenian heritage and her work in writing for film, television and the concert stage.