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Media Advisory: MU to announce gift to benefit Mizzou New Music Initiative

Story Contact(s):
Cailin Riley,, 573-882-4870

WHAT:           An announcement regarding a substantial gift to continue the programs and efforts of the Mizzou New Music Initiative. The Mizzou New Music Initiative is part of the School of Music in the College of Arts and Science.

WHO:              Speakers include:

      • Chancellor Alexander N. Cartwright
      • Jeanne Sinquefield, founder of the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation
      • Jack Snelling, composition student at the School of Music
      • Patricia Okker, dean of the College of Arts and Science
      • Julia Gaines, director of the School of Music


& WHERE:     11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21

Whitmore Recital Hall (in the Fine Arts building)

135 Fine Arts Building, Columbia, MO 65211


NOTE:            Select speakers will be available for interviews following the announcement. Reporters interested in speaking with presenters are encouraged to contact Cailin Riley at or (573) 882-4870.

Parking will be available for media in the parking lot behind the Student Success Center (WC7) between 10:30 a.m. and noon.