NSMF 2020

Truman State University
Department of Music and
Sigma Alpha Iota
invite you to experience
two days of modern music,
featuring guests David MacDonald  and  ~Nois

October 16-17
All events will be streamed through the North Star Music Festival YouTube Channel, full schedule and links available here, and program available here.

Friday Concert:

7:45 PM – Performances by Truman State University’s faculty and students, soloists and ensembles, including works by Guest Composer Dr. David MacDonald. Watch this concert here.

Saturday Events:

3:00 PM – “Music for Social Distancing”, a talk by guest composer Dr. David MacDonald. Join this Zoom meeting here.

4:15 PM – Performances by Truman State University’s faculty and students, including one work by Dr. MacDonald, and performances by Uncommon Practice. Watch this concert here.

7:45 PM – Final Concert, featuring guest performers ~Nois Saxophone Quartet. Watch this concert here.

The final concert will be followed by a live Q & A session/social gathering including members of ~Nois, Dr. David MacDonald, and other participating students and faculty. Join us by clicking here.


Watch this to learn more about North Star (formerly New Horizons):



Music featured in the video:

Carnival Daring-Do, Jay C. Batzner, Music, Video created and directed by Carla Poindexter.
Winter’s Summer, Ted King-Smith, composer and performer
Radiance Swells, Thomas L. Wilson, composer, Matthew Shaver, vibraphone
the bunyip, Thomas Dempster, composer, Russell Thorpe, saxophone
TSU All-Stars, Timothy AuBuchon, saxophone, Jay Bulen, trombone, Michael Bump, percussion, Charles Gran, synthesizers
eclipse, Theodore Moore, composer and video, Kyle Hutchins, saxophone, Theodore Moore, electronics and video
pincushioned, Barry Moon, video, electronics and guitar, Doug Nottingham, percussion and electronics
Hunger Dreams in Flocks, Hunter Ewen, composer and electronics
“Nonette” by Amy X Neuburg, performed by Kate Stenberg, Released on Other Minds Records: Scenes from a New Music Séance.
Amy X Neuburg,composer, percussion, electronics, vocals
Crowd Source, Amy X Neuburg (Premiere of the 2014 Festival Commission), Amy X Neuburg, vocal, Truman Percussion Ensemble: Michael Bump, director, Ben Barker, Hannah Gallamore, Angela Hilton, Tori Hosler, Jensynn Kasper, Brett Morris, Matt Musselman, Janelle Walker, Nicole Ulmer, Conner Viets
Last Round, I. Movido, urgente, Osvaldo Golijov, composer, Quartet I: Sarite Brown, Hunter Takamiya, violins Emily Koboldt, viola, Daniel Yung, cello, Quartet II: Ava Pacheco, Claire Clausen, violins Christopher Aman, viola; Alyssa AuBuchon, cello Darby Dachroeden, bass
Sam McClure, conductor