UMKC Announces the 2014-2015 seasons of ArtSounds and Conservatory Connections

2014-2015 ArtSounds Season

ArtSounds enters its ninth year of collaborative performances by composers, performers, and visual artists with the 2014-15 season. Initiated by faculty from the UMKC Conservatory and the Kansas City Art Institute, ArtSounds explores cross-media expression through creative concert-making. Co-directors Mara Gibson and Paul Rudy set the stage for concert events outside the box and inside the mind's eye and the eye's ear. Faculty partners from each institution produce provocative events that explore media and music. In ArtSounds performances, vision informs hearing and hearing guides sight in this essential dialogue at the messy intersections of human experience.

September 2, 2014: Cross-Overs featuring The Amrein-Pötzsch Duo

October 14, 2014: Ryan Oldham and David Huerbin

November 11, 2014: Folding Time

February 10, 2015: What if in KC/CT?

March 10, 2015: Analog Drift with

April 14, 2015: Cole, Johnson and Overholt Collaboration

April 28, 2015: CONS 438: Creative Collaborations (Location TBD)

All ArtSounds performances take place at 7:30 p.m., Epperson Auditorium, Vanderslice Hall on the campus of the Kansas City Art Institute, unless otherwise noted.  ArtSounds performances are free and open to the public.

2014-2015 Conservatory Connections Season

This exciting collaborative program partners UMKC Conservatory musicians with The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.  The goal of the program is to combine the visual and performing arts within the spaces of the museum to offer exciting new art interactions to the public.

January  24, 2015: Dan Thomas, saxophone

February 21, 2015: Christopher McLaurin, percussion

March 28, 2015: Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes

April 25, 2015: Ray Feener, vocal and Natalia Rivera, piano

Conservatory Connections performances take place at The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on listed dates.  Conservatory Connections performances are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Mara Gibson, 816-235-2742,


For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949