Music supporters fund $2 million to Mizzou New Music Initiative
COLUMBIA - A $2 million gift was presented Monday to support Mizzou New Music Initiative.
Dr. Jeanne Sinqefield and Rex Sinquefield, residents of Westaphalia, the donation will span a three-year period.
"We want Mizzou and Missouri to become an international mecca for music composition," Jeanne Sinquefield said. "There are so many talented young composers, but there is a lack of public funding for programs and scholarships to support them."
Michael O'Brien, dean of the MU College of Arts and Science said, "This gift will further position the school as a resource for young composers and performers of new music. We cannot thank the Sinquefields enough for their continued leadership and support toward this goal."