2013 Festivals and Summer Programs
The Academy's festivals and summer programs provide unique performing arts enrichment experiences and in-depth training for musicians and dancers of all ages and experience levels. Programs are available for children, high school students, aspiring professionals, and established career performing artists.
Summer Conservatory for Singers (June 9-14, 2013) provides a comprehensive musical experience for students ages 14-18 who are interested in developing skills in the art of singing.
Duff Timpani Masterclass (June 10-14, 2013) is a world-renowned comprehensive professional development workshop in the Cloyd Duff School of timpani playing.
Summer Composition Workshop (June 15-21, 2013) for ages 14 and up is an intensive weeklong musical experience that helps young composers hone their craft and find their creative voices.
Musica Aestas Concert Series (June 2013) Nightly concerts represent the best of the Conservatory's summer programs.
Wind Band Teaching Symposium (June 16-21, 2013) is an intensive professional development workshop with UMKC Conservatory Director of Bands Steven Davis and distinguished guest clinicians.
UMKC Jazz Camp (June 23-27, 2013) is for young jazz instrumentalists and vocalists ages 12 and up. Participants work with UMKC Conservatory's top-notch jazz faculty and with well-known guest artists.
Music and Dance Day Camps for ages 6-12 let young musicians and dancers of all experience levels explore the performing arts in fun weeklong workshops. This year's day camps include Dance, Keyboard, Strings, Musical Theatre, and "Bang on a Can, Be a Recording Artist, Perform Live!"
Glenda Brown Choreography Project offers choreographers and dancers a phenomenal opportunity to explore and develop both technique and artistry.
Professional Development Workshops for UMKC credit include reading sessions offered by J.W. Pepper, classes, and unique performing arts experiences.
Midwest Honor Band and Orchestra Festival The annual Midwest Honor Band and Orchestra Festival provides rewarding music experiences for middle and high school band students and band directors. During this event, nationally recognized guest conductors and UMKC faculty host a full schedule of concerts, master classes, and professional clinics, offering in-service time and personal growth.