Composer/Conductor Tania Leon and Scholar Carol Oja Return to the UMKC Conservatory


The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to note that composer Tania Leon and scholar Carol Oja are returning to the UMKC campus as guests supported [in whole or in part] by the Patricia and Howard Barr Institute for American Composition Studies at UMKC.  Tania Leon is a guest composer of the Composition department and Carol Oja is Barr Laureate Scholar.

Paul Rudy, Curator's Professor of Music Composition notes, "We are delighted to have two colleagues who have worked together before on campus with us for 2 days. In 2015 composer Tania Leon curated Voces de Americana Latin for the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and the FROMM Players of Harvard with scholar Carol Oja. Both will be sharing their expertise as consummate musicians, creators and researchers with the Conservatory."

March 3

11 a.m.: Tania Leon lecture on her music to the Freshman/Sophomore Composition Lab, room 521, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, FREE

3–5 p.m. Tania Leon master class, room 521, James C. Olson Performing Arts Center, FREE

7:30 p.m.: Tania Leon, guest composer and Carol Oja, guest scholar are with Musica Nova concert, Grant recitall Hall, FREE

March 4

11a.m.–12 p.m.: Carol Oja talk: Race and Performance During WWII, room 330, Grant Hall 

All events are free and open to the public.

All times, dates, or rooms are subject to change, please check the web event calendar.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949