Conservatory Alums and Barr Institute Laureates Win 2013 Grammys


The Conservatory is pleased that our alum Charles Bruffy, (MM vocal performance) who leads the Kansas City Chorale, and already has two Grammys, has won two more Grammys for the Kansas City Chorale's most recent recording Life & Breath—Choral Works by Rene Clausen, for Best Choral Performance and Best Engineered Album, Classical. Several Conservatory alumni perform with the group including Katie Crawford (MM, vocal performance), Paula Brekken (BME), Julia Scozzafava, (MM vocal performance), Cassaundra Sutherland (BME), Pamela Williamson (BME, MME); Bryan Taylor (MM, choral conducting), and Sarah Tannehill Anderson, (MM, Vocal Performance).

eighth blackbird won for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance for Meanwhile. The ensemble is the Conservator's Barr Institute Laureate Ensemble and in October/November 2012 performed with Conservatory students and held several residencies and a performance on campus and with the Kansas City Symphony.

Stephen Hartke, former Barr Institute Laureate, won for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Meanwhile - Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays.


For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949