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Conservatory Alum Jan Kraybill Has GRAMMY Nomination

The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to note that Conservatory alum Jan Kraybill (DMA, organ performance, '00) has been nominated for a GRAMMY in Best Classical Instrumental Solo for "The Orchestral Organ."

Congratulations, Jan!<...
Dated Nov 20, 2019

UMKC Opera Theatre Wins in National Opera Association Competition

The UMKC Conservatory's production of Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera (the pretend garden-girl) November 15–17, 2019, won second place in Division VIII in the Dated Nov 19, 2019

Fountain City Brass Band: 2019 U.S. Champions

Fountain City Brass Band, directed by UMKC Conservatory faculty Joseph Parisi, has won the 2019 Dated Nov 13, 2019

Conservatory Dancers Perform with KC Ballet's Nutcracker, 2019

The Conservatory is pleased to note that three of its dancers will perform with the Kansas City Ballet's 2019 production of The Nutcracker. Ava W...
Dated Nov 08, 2019

DMA Piano Student YiQiao Gao Wins First Prize

Conservatory DMA piano student YiQiao Gao, who studies with Thomas Rosenkranz, Associate Professor of Piano and Keyboard Area Coordinator, has been awarded First Prize at the MTNA You...
Dated Nov 08, 2019

The Conservatory Welcomes Nicole Hodges Persley

The UMKC Conservatory is very pleased to welcome Dr. Nicole Hodges Persley as Associate Professor of Theatre, starting Spring 2020. 

Dr. Hodges Persley earned her Ph.D in American Studies and  Ethnicity from the Un...
Dated Nov 08, 2019

Composition Faculty Yotam Haber Wins International Prize

The Conservatory is pleased to note that Associate Professor of Music Composition Yotam Haber is one of three winners of Dated Nov 07, 2019

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