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2015–16 Kauffman Excellence in Teaching Awards

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The late Muriel McBrien Kauffman established an annual gift to the Conservatory to reward outstanding faculty and staff through the excellence in teaching and service awards. In 1998 the Excellence in Teaching award was increased with the encouragement of Muriel's daughter, Julia Irene Kauffman.  All honorees, selected by a group of constituent leaders, students, and former award winners, receive a monetary prize and a plaque.  

The 2015–2016 Kauffman Excellence in Teaching Awards plus the new UMKC Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance Faculty Excellence Award were presented May 10, 2016.  Here are this year's winners.

Excellence in Teaching: David Thurmaier, Associate Professor of Music Theory

Excellence in Research and Creativity:  Zhou Long, Distinguished Professor of Music Composition

Excellence in Faculty Service: Thomas Stein, Associate Professor of Euphonium and Tuba

The UMKC Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance Faculty Excellence Award:  Gary Abbott, Assistant Professor of Modern Dance

Excellence in Staff Service: Dana Self, Strategic Communications Manager

Graduate Teaching Assistant Award: Philip Edelman, Interdisciplinary PhD

For more information, please contact:

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