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DMA Composition Student Ben Stevenson Wins 2017 MMTA Commission

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The Conservatory is pleased to note that DMA composition student Ben Stevenson has won the 2017 Missouri Music Teachers Association annual commission.  Ben will receive $1,500 commission upon the completion of his new work.  He is also eligible to apply for the MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year award, Dec. 2017.  

MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) is dedicated to encouraging the creation of new works by composers and annually assists its affiliated state associations in the generation and performance of new music through the national composers commissioning program. A newly commissioned work receives its premiere performance at the conference of the State MTA.  

Ben’s work will premiere November, 2017 at the state conference where he will be awarded his commission award.  This year was especially competitive with 10 nominations.  Therefore, the judging team gave an honorable mention to Phillip Sink of MU.

Congratulations to all of the nominees and congratulations, Ben Stevenson.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949
Email: selfdr@umkc.edu