The 2014 Festival

cropped-Banner.jpgThe Truman State University Department of Music and Sigma Alpha Iota invite you to experience a two days of contemporary music October 24 and 25. All events free to the public!

Concerts | Presentations

Full Program (pdf)

Locations, lodging, food


Highlights from the 2013 Festival
Music from The Truman Dances commissioned from Paul Chihara
Performed by the Truman Symphony Orchestra

Special guest:
Amy X Neuburg

also featuring:
Truman Percussion Ensemble

New musicals:
We Foxes
by Ryan Scott Oliver
Beautiful Dreamer
by Brett Macias and Caroline Murphy

New Electronic Music,
New Improvisation,
New solo and chamber music by

Sabrina Pena Young, Nolan Stolz, Adam Hill, Jason Bolte, Kala Pierson, Mei-Fang Lin, Gil Dori, Jessica Rudman, Benjamin O’Brien, Brian Belet, Julius Bucsis, Qiuxiao Li, Julius Bucsis, Aleks Savitski, Nina C. Young, Chin Ting Chan, Jacy C. Batzner, Thomas L. Wilson, Ted King-Smith, Hunter Ewen, Cody Kauhl, Carter Rice, Thomas Dempster, TSU All-Stars, Theodore Moore, Osvaldo Golijov, Derek Bermel, Robert Martin, Man-Ching Donald Yu, Warren Gooch, and Charles Gran.

The New Horizons Music Festival is two days of contemporary music featuring performers from the University and the surrounding region. The Festival includes music from most of the major genres in modern performance: chamber groups, multimedia, solo performers, large ensembles, and theatrical performance by composers and writes from around the United States and Europe. The concerts and ongoing curated gallery exhibition provide a substantive slice of contemporary music focusing on music that leverages the techniques of the classical musician and looks to the future.

This sixteenth edition of Truman’s festival of contemporary and experimental music, features six concerts on the beautiful Truman State University campus in Kirksville, Missouri.

We are pleased to announce that our featured guest for this year’s festival is Amy X Neuburg, a renowned composer and performer of electric and eclectic cabaret music accompanied with her own unique blend of technologies that involve electronic percussion and live-looping. We are also excited to welcome pincushioned to our campus and look forward to their performance. At the close of the festival, the Truman Percussion will perform a newly commissioned work by Ms. Neuburg for percussion ensemble and soprano.

Charles Gran
Festival Director

The New Horizons Music Festival will be held on the Truman campus on Saturday, October 25th.

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The 2013 Festival

2013 Gallery exhibition