Alumni in the News

James Sclater's (D.M.A., Composition, 1970) new Concerto for Violin and Orchestra premiered by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

Feb. 13, 2024

The three-movement, 23 minute work was commissioned by the First Presbyterian Church Choir of Jackson, MS in honor of Kemp's selection as the new concertmaster of the MSO.

Headshot of James Sclater

Chelsea Silvermintz (B.M., Music and Human Learning/Music Education, 2007) becomes president-elect of the Missouri Music Educators Association

Jan. 30, 2024

Silvermintz was previously the MMEA vice-president for band and the president of the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association. She teaches in the Lindbergh School District in St. Louis County.

Chelsea Silvermintz headshot

Altin Sencalar (B.M., Jazz Studies, 2017) releasing his 5th album on Posi-Tone Records

Jan. 30, 2024 | Dusty Groove

The album releases on March 29.

Altin Sencalar portrait holding a trumpet