Concerto/Aria 2016 Finalists Announced!


The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to announce the finalists for its Concerto/Aria 2016 competition.

Kelly Birch, mezzo soprano
Jordan Buchholtz, piano
Armando Contreras, baritone
Fraser Farmer, bassoon
Chun Hang Samuel Huang, violin
Julia Janda, clarinet
Kelsey Shields, trumpet
Xiangyu Zhao, piano

Patricia Higdon
Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich
Michelle Nam
Dan Velicer
Richard Williams
Brian Woods

Finalists compete in concert Friday, February 5, 7:30 p.m., White Recital Hall (free admission, no tickets required).

Judges for the Feb. 5 Final Round Concert
Daniel Schene, professor of music and director of Keyboard Studies, Webster University
Joseph Giunta, music director and conductor, Des Moines Symphony
Genaro Mendez, associate professor of voice, University of Kansas

Thanks to the competitors, accompanists, and judges. 

The winners concert is Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., White Recital Hall with the Conservatory Orchestra (free admission, no tickets required).


For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949