Music Department to Host Noted Composer

The Music Department will host noted composer John Muehleisen, composer-in-residence and artistic advisor for the Seattle-based Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble, Nov. 14.

Muehleisen will meet with the student chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc., at 9:30 a.m., before presenting at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in Ophelia Parrish Room 2111. During the first presentation, Muehleisen will discuss his creative work and his most recent commission, a choral composition entitled “A Psalm of Life.” During the second, Muehleisen will critique student compositions, offering advice and suggestions.   
“A Psalm of Life” was commissioned by the Quincy Symphony Chorus to honor Phyllis Robertson, chorus director and Truman voice professor, as part of the chorus’ 25th anniversary season. The work will premiere at the Quincy Symphony Chorus “Legacy of Song” concert, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Quincy’s Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ in Quincy, Ill. Admission is free for faculty, staff and students with a Truman ID. General admission is $18. Children 18 and under are free.
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