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Chen Yi, UMKC Conservatory professor and composer, receives commission from Seattle Symphony

September 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Academic units, Announcement, Community Connections, Concerts, Faculty, Mission and Goals, Visual and Performing Arts

Chen Yi, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance professor and composer, is one of 18 leading American composers commissioned to create a new work by the Seattle Symphony. The compositions of the 18 composers will be part of the Gund/Simonyi Farewell Commissions project and will be featured during the Symphony’s 2010-11 season in honor of director Gerard Schwartz. Chen Yi, who is the Lorena Searcy Cravens/ Millsap/ Missouri Distinguished Professor of Composition, and the other 17 composers have long-standing relationships with Maestro Schwartz.

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