Missouri and MSU: Missouri Music, Past and Present

Join us Thursday, July 29 at noon Central time as we continue to celebrate Missouri’s Bicentennial. This is the fourth of seven webinars scheduled in 2021. Missouri and MSU: A shared past. A vision for the future. Click here to view the entire year’s programming.

The July session will focus on topics in the history of Missouri music, and connection to music making today, with composers Marcus Lewis and Michael Murray joined by public historian Andrew Wanko participating as panelists in a discussion moderated by Emlyn Johnson and Daniel Ketter of American Wild Ensemble. The panelists’ perspectives on Missouri music history will be used to contextualize an upcoming tour led by American Wild Ensemble featuring new music reflecting on Missouri’s Bicentennial. Click here for August tour dates and venues across the state.

Please feel free to submit questions when registering or during the webinar.

Meet our panelists

  • Emlyn Johnson and Daniel Ketter (moderators), American Wild Ensemble Directors, Music Faculty, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
  • Marcus Lewis, Musician, Professor, and Artistic Director of Future Jazz KC, Kansas City, MO
  • Michael Murray, Musician, Professor of Music, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
  • Andrew Wanko, Public Historian, Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, MO

Here is a link to their impressive bios, https://maroonation.missouristate.edu/s/1691/start.aspx?sid=1691&pgid=2502&gid=2&cid=4489&ecid=4489&post_id=0