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WHERE: Columbia, Missouri, USA - 125 miles (200km) west of St. Louis
WHEN: June TBA, 2020
CONCERT: TBA, 7:00 PM, Missouri United Methodist Church
200 South 9th Street, Columbia , MO 65201.
FACULTY: Maestro Kirk Trevor
ENSEMBLE: Missouri Symphony Orchestra

The Missouri Symphony is a professional orchestra dedicated to enhancing and increasing the cultural awareness of classical music in mid-Missouri.


Study the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, and Schubert at the third annual Midwest Music Festival which kicks off the Missouri Symphony Orchestra Hot Summer Nights concert series in Columbia, Missouri. Maestro Kirk Trevor leads the course, which includes baton technique, score study class, body movement, 40+ mins of rehearsal with instrumentalists, video reviews, and a final concert for participants.

REPERTOIRE (tentative):
  • Mozart Nozze di Figaro Overture
  • Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 1
  • Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
  • Schubert Symphony No. 5




Internationally known conductor, recording artist, and educator Maestro Kirk Trevor is a regular guest conductor in the world’s most prestigious concert halls. He has been Music Director of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra since 1988, and the Missouri Symphony since 2000, and was Music Director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra from 1985 until 2003. In 2000 Maestro Trevor forged a new relationship with the famed Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava, recording American music for a consortium of independent record companies, and in 2006 Maestro Trevor began a new collaboration with Naxos Records. With 112 CD releases since 1997, Kirk Trevor is one of the world’s most recorded conductors in the 21st century. As a guest conductor, Maestro Trevor has appeared with over 40 orchestras in twelve countries. Recent appearances have included the Orchestra Sinfonica Sao Paolo, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Estonian National Symphony, the Warsaw Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon, the Virginia Symphony, the Savannah Symphony, the Sofia Philharmonic, and the Bern Chamber Orchestra. In 2003 he made his London Symphony Orchestra debut, and in 2007 his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Chamber Orchestra.

Maestro Trevor has been widely recognized as one of the leading conducting teachers in the world. He has been Director of Orchestras at both the University of Tennessee – Knoxville and Ball State University, and has been a master teacher for the American Symphony Orchestra League as well as the Conductor’s Guild. In 1991 Maestro Trevor co-founded the International Workshop for Conductors (now International Conducting Institute) held in the Czech Republic each summer.



  • Tuition: $1290 for active participants, $290 for auditors (does not include lodging)
  • Hotel (optional): Affordable hotel option available (apply for more details).
  • Travel and lodging are the responsibility of the students
  • Partial scholarship may be available to qualifying students who demonstrate a financial need. For further information, email
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Application fee is $50

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  • Application fee is non-refundable.
  • Highest priority to applications received by April 1, 2021.
  • $200 security deposit due immediately upon acceptance.
  • Tuition must be paid in full by April 15.
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