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Three Conservatory Sax Students Compete at the 5th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition

The Conservatory is pleased to note that three saxophone students are competing at the 5th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition, Mahidol University, College of Music, Salaya, Thailand: Alastair Wright (DMA), Walter Puye...
Dated Jul 20, 2017

Conservatory Welcomes Henry Kramer, Assistant Teaching Professor of Piano

The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to welcome Henry Kramer, Assistant Teaching Professor of Piano for the 2017–18 academic year. He recently completed a two-year residency as the Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist in Piano at Smith Colleg...
Dated Jul 19, 2017

Conservatory Piano Alum April Kim To Teach at St. Olaf College

The Conservatory is pleased to note that Conservatory alum April Kim (DMA, piano performance, ABD), who studies with Diane Petrella has a one year part-time faculty appointment wit...
Dated Jul 18, 2017

Conservatory Alums Kristin and Robin Griffeath Perform at Nat'l WWI Museum

Drs Kristin Griffeath (DMA, voice, 2011, MM musicology, 2011) and Robin Griffeath (DMA, voice 2011), who teach at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, return to Kansas City, August 3, 2017 to perform Hometown Hits: Kansas City Song...
Dated Jul 18, 2017

Conservatory DMA Student Lorissa Mason At Conducting Academy

Lorissa Mason, DMA student in choral conducting participated in the Chorus America Conducting Academy, Fullerton, CA, July 2017.  She was accepted into the program as a fellow. All participan...
Dated Jul 18, 2017

Conservatory Alum Richard Nickerson Is Music Educator Grammy Award Finalist

The Conservatory is pleased to note that in December 2016, alum Richard Nickerson (DMA, conducting, 2003) was named as a finalist for the Music Educator Grammy Award (Top 10). 

The Portland Press Herald notes, "Nickerson...
Dated Jul 17, 2017

Composition Faculty Zhou Long's Tone Poem Performed at Carnegie Hall

Pulitzer Prize winning composer and Conservatory faculty Zhou Long's tone poem The Rhyme of Taigu received its US premiere by the National Youth Orchestra of China at Carnegie Hall, conducted by Ludovic Morlot, July 22, 2017...
Dated Jul 13, 2017

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