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Composition DMA Student Jonathan Booker Invited to Conference

The Conservatory is pleased to note that first year DMA Composition student Jonathan Booker is a fellow at the Dated Apr 24, 2017

UMKC Conservatory Welcomes David Justin to Dance Faculty

The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to announce that David Justin is our new Associate Professor of Dance. Formerly a principal dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet and a soloist with San Francisco Ballet and Boston Ballet, David...
Dated Apr 21, 2017

Music Ed. Alum Stephen Rew Named President-elect of MCDA

The Conservatory is pleased to note that Stephen Rew (BME, 2004; MME, 2009 ) has been named President-elect of the Missouri Choral Directors Association. 

In more than a decade as a public educator Rew has received his district&r...
Dated Apr 20, 2017

Composition Prof. Zhou Long's Busy Year Highlights

The UMKC Conservatory's Distinguished Professor of Composition Zhou Long has had another busy year.  Here are some of the highlights.

He and Dated Apr 18, 2017

Percussion Faculty Nick Petrella Teaches in Taiwan

The Conservatory is pleased to note that Dr. Nick Petrella was in Taiwan March 27–30, 2017 to present a series of percussion clinics and master classes...
Dated Apr 17, 2017

Adjunct Composition Prof. Jim Mobberley Busy With Commissions

Adjunct Professor of composition, Jim Mobberley, who retired in summer 2016 as Curators' Professor of Music Composition, (and more than 30 years wit...
Dated Apr 11, 2017

Conservatory Prof. Zachary Shemon Performs in Wisconsin with Conservatory Alumni

Conservatory Assistant Professor of Saxophone, Zachary Shemon performed at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with UMKC Conservatory alumni Nick Phillips (DMA, pia...
Dated Apr 11, 2017

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