Dr. Juila Gaines, GMLC 2018, and the University of Missouri School of Music celebrated their first day of class this semester in the new Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield Music Center.  The facility will strengthen the School’s culture by providing spaces that create seamless collaboration amongst students and instructors, allow for flexibility and adaptability to emerging trends, and provide state-of-the-art, acoustically isolated spaces for all rehearsals, recordings and performances.  It is located on the corner of Hitt and University Avenue on the UMC campus.

Dr. Julia Gaines is currently the Director of the School of Music at the University of Missouri. She initially joined the faculty in 1996 as the Director of Percussion Studies.  She received her DMA from the University of Oklahoma, her Master’s as well as a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and her Bachelor’s from the Lawrence Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin. In addition, Dr. Gaines joined the Board of Directors for our Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation in January. We look forward to “making beautiful music together” utilizing her talents and leadership.

Congratulations to Dr. Gaines and the University of Missouri!