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Conservatory Alum Steve Lewis Named Music Director of the Medical Arts Symphony

The Conservatory is pleased to note that Steve Lewis (MM, orchestra conducting, 2012), who studied with Robert Olson, has been named as the Music Director of the Medic...
Dated Feb 23, 2017

Conservatory Composition Student Anqi Liu

Conservatory composition DMA student Anqi Liu, from Mongolia, who studies with Chen Yi, Zhou Long, and Paul Rudy, is interviewed by the Johnson County (KS) Library.  Dated Feb 22, 2017

Conservatory Opera Director Fenlon Lamb Directs World Premiere

The Conservatory is pleased to note that Director of Opera Fenlon Lamb is at Arizona Opera, Phoenix, stage directing the world premiere of Riders of the Purple Sage, based on the Zane Grey novel of the same name. This production has been ...
Dated Feb 22, 2017

UMKC Conservatory's Opera Rodelinda Set in 1930s Italy

The UMKC Conservatory Opera Theatre presents George Frideric Handel's Rodelinda, March 23–25, 7:30 p.m., March 26, 2:30 p.m., White Recital Hall.  This year the opera is directed by Dated Feb 22, 2017

Four Conservatory Students Named as Naftzger Semifinalists

The Conservatory is pleased to announce that the four semifinalists for the Naftzger Awards are:

Xiangyu Zhao, piano, DMA student who studies with Robert Weirich Dated Feb 16, 2017

Percussion Alum James Harris Wins Audition with U.S. Navy Fleet Band

Conservatory alum (MM percussion performance, 2016) and current DMA student James Harris has won an audition with the U.S. Navy Fleet Band.  James studied with Dated Feb 15, 2017

Conservatory Alum Chris Larios Wins Position with President's Own Marine Band

The Conservatory is pleased to announce that Conservatory alum Chris Larios (BM composition and trumpet performance 2011) who studied with Keith Benjamin, has won a posi...
Dated Feb 15, 2017

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