Conservatory Announces Muriel McBrien Kauffman Excellence in Teaching Awards

The Conservatory of Music and Dance is pleased to announce the 2009–10 Kauffman Awards.  The late Muriel McBrien Kauffman established an endowment at the Conservatory to reward outstanding faculty and staff through the excellence in teaching and service awards. The first awards were presented in 1991 and these prestigious honors continue to underscore the Conservatory’s commitment to excellence.  All honorees, selected by a group of constituent leaders, students, and former award-winners, receive a monetary prize and a plaque. The awards: Kauffman Excellence in Teaching Award, Andrew Granade Assistant Professor of Musicology; Kauffman Artistry Award, Zhou Long, Visiting Professor of Composition; Kauffman Service Award, Laura Gayle Green, head of the Music/Media Library at UMKC; and Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Brad Baumgardner, a second year doctoral Composition student.



The 2009–2010 Kauffman Excellence in Teaching Awards were presented at the May 8, 2010 Conservatory Commencement Recognition Ceremony.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949