The 2014 Festival in progress

[The information on this page is prospective, the final program information will be announced late August.]

Truman State University and Sigma Alpha Iota invite you to experience a day of contemporary music:

New Horizons Music Festival

October 24-25, 2014

Truman State University

The New Horizons Music Festival is a day 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. The concerts and ongoing curated exhibition provide a substantive slice of contemporary music focusing on music that leverages the techniques of the classical musician and looks to the future.

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

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

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

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Tickets and Directions

The Concerts will be held on the Truman Campus in Ophelia Parrish Hall.  Google map

General admission for the entire program of 6 concerts is $20. (Concerts cannot be purchased individually. Truman students and employees–free with ID.)

Tickets can be purchased at the event beginning at Noon on the day of the festival at will call just outside the main performance hall.

The Program

*Each of these concerts are around 45-50 minutes long (except the Gallery concert).

Noon – 6:30p. Playing continuously: a gallery of Fixed-media.

Pre-recorded works by international composers. This 1-hour program plays continuously in the Truman Art Gallery.

Concert 1: 1:30p. Truman All-Stars. Timothy AuBuchon, director.

Concert 2: 2:45p. New multimedia work

Join us in the new Planetarium for epic creations of sight and sound.

Concert 3: 4:00p. New Music-theater

See recent works for stage in The James T. Severns Theatre.

Dinner: 5p – 6:30p

Concert 4: 6:30p. Amy X Neuburg.

Neuburg performs solo using her unique song compositions featuring electronic percussion, .

Pre-concert event: 7:30p. A conversation with Amy.

Concert 5: 8:00p. New ensemble works.

This concert includes a newly commissioned work by Ms. Neuburg for the Truman Percussion Ensemble.