Meet our Season 12 Composers!

Our commissioning project is now in its fifth year! We’re thrilled to introduce you to the three composers who will write new music for you this season. But it doesn’t stop there, each concert this year features the music of a St. Louis or St. Louis connected composer. We anticipate almost all of them coming to the concerts, so be sure to get your tickets and meet a composer.

To learn more about our past commissions click here.

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Season 12 Commissions

David Werfelmann

World Premiere on Sept. 7 at the 560 Music Center

Music Professor at Webster University

Syna So Pro

World Premiere November 22 at the Contemporary Art Museum

St. Louis musical force.

LJ White

World Premiere February 9 at The Schlafly Tap Room

Music Professor at Washington University

Season 12 Composers from St. Louis area

Cindy McTee

Adagio for string quartet - October 11 at projects+gallery

Retired professor at University of North Texas, Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellow, now resides in St. Louis

Shelley Washington

Middleground for string quartet makes STL debut on April 17 at the Missouri History Museum

Native of KC, working on PHD from Princeton University

Kim Portnoy

From an Imaginary Musical for violin and piano will be performed on April 17 at the Missouri History Museum

Local legend, Kim Portnoy is also a jazz pianist and is the Director of Composition at Webster University.

Nilou Nour

White Helmets as white as death will be performed on March 12 and 14.

Nilou was the Resident Composer for the Young Composers Competition in St. Louis in 2018. She recently won two major competitions.