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MU Initiative Supports Aspiring Composers

In November 2009, Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield donated almost $1 million over four years to the University of Missouri-Columbia to help create the Mizzou New Music Initiative, a program to educate the next generation of composers. The donation will help make the New Music Initiative one of the best-funded programs of its kind in the nation. The money will go toward scholarships and prizes for composition competitions. The program hopes to attract talented graduate and undergraduate students.