A report in Monday’s (3/9) St. Louis Business Journal states, “Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield recently donated $1 million to the University of Missouri to enhance the School of Music’s ability to support composers and performers. The donation will provide funds for scholarships for student composers and a graduate-level new music ensemble, which will perform in non-traditional venues on campus and throughout the state, said Robert Shay, director of the MU School of Music. The money will also fund a summer composition festival for college and graduate students that will feature guest composers and professional ensembles-in-residence that will perform new compositions. The School of Music is home to the Creating Original Music Project, a four-year-old incubator for new music and composers, funded by the Sinquefields and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation. … Jeanne Sinquefield plays the double bass for the Columbia Civic Orchestra, the Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra and the Ninth Street Philharmonic Orchestra.”
Posted March 11, 2009