UMKC Conservatory Welcomes New Music Education Faculty, Lani Hamilton


The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to announce that Lani Hamilton will join our Conservatory Music Education faculty as Assistant Professor of Music Education in Fall 2017. Hamilton comes to the Conservatory from the Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin where she is completing her doctoral work in the Music and Human Learning program.

At The University of Texas, Hamilton teaches String Techniques and assists with undergraduate and graduate pedagogy classes. An active performer and teacher, Hamilton also conducts research and presents on topics related to music learning, classroom education, and music practice. She has been invited to present her work at regional and national meetings of professional organizations, including the Texas Music Educators Association, the American String Teacher’s Association, and the National Association for Music Education. Prior to moving to Texas, Hamilton was a member of the Southwest Florida Symphony and served as principal second violin of Opera Naples. She has performed at festivals throughout the US, including the Sunflower Chamber Music Festival and the Brevard Music Center as a chamber music fellow.

An active teacher, she has taught elementary strings and middle school orchestra in the Lee County Public Schools in Florida and in Manor ISD in Texas. She served as a consultant in both districts and assisted with building and growing orchestra and chamber music programs at various schools.  Additionally, Hamilton has served on the faculty of The University of Texas String Project, one of the finest programs for the training of teachers and the development of young string students in the US, where she taught ensemble classes, private lessons, and early childhood classes. She has also served as coordinator for the UT String Project outreach program at UT Elementary School, and co-founded the Suzuki violin program at Austin Montessori School, Austin, TX.  


For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949