Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

Meet The Composer’s Metlife Creative Connections

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

Meet The Composer’s Metlife Creative Connections program provides support for American composers to participate in public activities related to specific performances of their original music. By supporting the composer’s interaction with audiences, performers, arts organizations, and local communities, Metlife Creative Connections aims to increase public awareness and enhance the creative artist’s role in society. There are no limits or restrictions on the style or genre of music performed or presented.
The program provides support for composer outreach activities including, but not limited to, pre- and post-performance discussions (in more formal concert venues), interaction with the audience during and after the performance (in less formal concert venues), open workshops (including workshops in local schools/universities), radio, television, and webcast or podcast interviews, community outreach events, and open rehearsals.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2009. Letters of intent should be limited to three pages and should include 1) a brief overview of the proposed outreach activities, 2) the artistic merit of the composer, and 3) the deadline appropriate for the planned events (see below).


Between $250 to $5,000 primarily in support of the composer's participation fee for outreach activities.

MU Deadline for letter of intent::

4:00 p.m., Friday, March 20, 2009

Sponsor Deadline:

April 1, 2009 for events between July 1 and August 30, 2009
June 1, 2009 for events between September 1 and December 3, 2009

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in health and life science disciplines. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at