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DMA Trumpet Student Jon Kratzer Appointed to Job in Texas

Jon Kratzer, who is a DMA trumpet student in Keith Benjamin's studio, was appointed Full-Time Instructor of Brass and Jazz Band Director at Blinn College, Brenham, TX. 

Dated Jul 17, 2019
Composition Alum Yiguo Yan Receives Post-Doc Appointment

The Conservatory is pleased to note that Yiguo Yan (DMA, composition, 2019) has been appointed as a post-doc composer at Shanghai Conservatory, China. She will join a team of text book authors who will write for higher musical education in China. ...
Dated Jul 17, 2019

Composition Alum Aaron Hill Publishes Book

Aaron Hill's (BM, composition, 2018) publishers, Abundant Silence,  announced that his work, Anthology of Countertenor Arias:...
Dated Jul 03, 2019

Renowned Conductor Eph Ehly Returns to Conservatory

The UMKC Conservatory is delighted to announce that Conservatory Professor Emeritus of Choral Music, Eph Ehly, has graciously agreed to return to the Conservatory facu...
Dated Jun 20, 2019

Conservatory Wind Ensemble Chosen to Perform at 2020 Southwestern CBDNA Conference

The UMKC Conseratory is pleased to note that the Conservatory Wind Ensemble, led by Dr. Joseph Parisi, has been chosen to perform at the prestigious CBDNA Southwestern Division conferen...
Dated Jun 20, 2019

Composition Alum Ted King-Smith Wins American Prize

Composition alum Ted King-Smith (DMA, composition, 2017) has won the Professional Wind Band/Wind Ensemble division of the American Prize for his work Betwen Glimpses of Blue. The piece was premiered by the Conservatory Wind Ensemble, cond...
Dated Jun 20, 2019

BrĂ¡ulio Bosi Presents Paper at Guitar Convention in Miami

Adjunct guitar instructor Bráulio Bosi presents a lecture June 18, 2019 on "Guitar Technique and Injury Prevention" at the Dated Jun 17, 2019

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