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The UMKC Women's Council GAF 2016 Awards

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The UMKC Women’s Council has awarded $96,129 in Graduate Assistance Funds for 2016.  Of the 86 GAF Fellowship awards reviewed, 73 were funded, (16 with outstanding merit) and 15 of the total awards went to Conservatory of Music and Dance graduate students for a total of $20,109.

The Women’s Council Graduate Assistance Fund Awards Reception is Thursday, March 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Grand Street Café, 4740 Grand Ave., Kansas City, MO

Congratulations to the following students and their faculty mentors. 

Name:  Brielan Andersen (with outstanding merit), Major:  Tuba Performance, Primary Degree:  DMA 
Project Title:  Inspired by... Music for an Unlikely Group of Friends, Faculty Recommendations:  Thomas Stein and Keith Benjamin

Name:  Christina Butera, Major:  Composition, Primary Degree:  DMA, Project Title:  IRCAM: ManiFeste-2016, the Academy - Computer Music Workshop, Faculty Recommendations:  Chen Yi and Paul Rudy

Name:  Jiyoun Chung, Major:  Composition, Primary Degree:  DMA Project Title:  Funding to attend the 2015 Singapore Asian Composers Festival.  The Graduate Assistant Fund will be used to support travel needs. Faculty Recommendations:  Chen Yi and James Mobberley

Name:  Brooke Ferrell, Major:  Musicology, Primary Degree:  MM, Project Title:  Anne Boleyn in the English Renaissance Music Research, Faculty Recommendations:  Dr. William Everett and Dr. Alison Desimone

Name:  Qizhen Liu, Major:  Cello Performance, Primary Degree:  DMA Project Title:  Participation in Aspen Music Festival, Faculty Recommendations:  Carter Enyeart and Robert Olson

Name:  Sara McClure, Major:  Musicology, Primary Degree:  MM, Project Title:  “Monk and Naughty Boy”: Humor in Francis Poulenc’s Choral Music Faculty Recommendations:  Dr. William Everett and Dr. Andrew Granade

Name:  Emily McGinnis (with outstanding merit), Major:  Music, Primary Degree:  PhD (Interdisciplinary), Project Title:  Research Presentation, Trumpet Performance, and Workshop Attendance at the International Trumpet Guild Conference, Faculty Recommendations:  Dr. Joseph Parisi and Dr. Keith Benjamin

Name:  Stephanie Meyer, Major:  Voice, Primary Degree:  DMA, Project Title:  Moving Songs, Faculty Recommendations:  Aidan L. Soder and Hali Fieldman

Name:  Gayoung Park, Major:  Piano Performance, Primary Degree: DMA, Project Title:  International keyboard institute and festival, Faculty Recommendations:  Jane Solose and Lindsey Mckee

Name:  Catherine Ramos, Major:  Cello Performance, Primary Degree:  DMA, Project Title:  Commissioning UMKC  alumnus and hip hop producer Kerwin Young to write an original work for cello ensemble that fuses classical music with hip hop, in his words: “a dramatic-fun engaging work., Faculty Recommendations:  Carter Enyeart and William Everett

Name:  Taylor Renfroe, Major:  Music Therapy, Primary Degree:  MA, Project Title:  Exploring the Therapeutic Functions of Music in the Dominican Republic, Faculty Recommendations:  Dr. Melita Belgrave and Dr. Robert Groene

Name:  Kelsey Shields (with outstanding merit), Major:  Trumpet, Primary Degree:  DMA, Project Title:  Lecture Recital: Revisiting a Kansas City Musical Moment, Faculty Recommendations:  Dr. Keith Benjamin and Dr. William Everett

Name:  Madeline Tarantelli, Major:  Horn, Primary Degree:  DMA, Project Title:  Audition Mode: Horn Seminar, Faculty Recommendations:  Martin Hackleman and Dr. Joe Parisi

Name:  A Mao Wang, Major:  Music Composition, Primary Degree:  DMA, Project Title:  Support of presentation in 2016 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Faculty Recommendations:  Dr. Chen Yi and Dr. James Mobberley

Name:  Hui Yao, Major:  Piano Performance, Primary Degree:  DMA, Project Title:  Lecture Recital for Contemporary Classical Music, Faculty Recommendations:  Karen Kushner and Robert Weirich

Congratulations!

 

 

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949
Email: selfdr@umkc.edu