The acclaimed new music group Alarm Will Sound, conducted by artistic director Alan Pierson, once again will serve as resident ensemble, as they have since the MICF began in 2010.
During the festival, the eight resident composers will receive composition lessons from Yi and Mincek; take part in rehearsals with Alarm Will Sound; give public presentations on their music; and receive a premiere performance and professional live recording of a new work created specifically for the MICF and Alarm Will Sound.
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Next July in Columbia, she'll join Alex Mincek, who was named in October as the MICF's other distinguished guest composer for 2018.
The resident composers are selected for the MICF each year through an online portfolio application process.
The 2018 MICF will be Yi's second visit to Columbia under the auspices of the Mizzou New Music Initiative.