Ben ColagiovanniThe bumper music for Inside Mizzou was composed by Mizzou student Ben Colagiovanni who is currently completing a B.M. in music composition with a piano concentration under the guidance of Dr. Stefan Freund (composition) and Dr. Peter Miyamoto (piano). He has studied jazz performance with Hal Crook and Peter Martin. Ben has had his pieces premiered in many venues across Columbia, Missouri as well as at the Sheldon concert hall, Jazz at the Bistro, Forest Park Jewel Box in St. Louis and at the Eglise Saint Jacques le Majeur in the French commune of Valdeblore. His compositions have been performed by the Mizzou New Music Ensemble, members of the St. Louis Symphony and jazz luminaries including Sean Jones, Christian McBride and Terell Stafford. He has won several awards for his compositions, most notably first place in the 2016 MTNA Young Artists Composition Competition, and has also been recognized for his scholarly writing on the topics of Thelonious Monk and the Skandalkonzert of 1913 respectively.

Listen to “Forest Park Rhapsody”

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