Founded in 1906, the UMKC Conservatory is governed by a number of policies and procedures intended to facilitate its educational, artistic and scholarly goals. This faculty and staff handbook is intended as a reference containing policies and procedures that guide the Conservatory’s mission.

These policies and procedures were created in a combined effort by the University of Missouri System, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory dean, Conservatory executive committee, various faculty standing committees and the faculty as a whole, as appropriate to the authority delegated to each role and the matter under consideration.

While no attempt has been made to include every policy guiding UMKC and its Conservatory, this handbook includes policies and procedures currently in place that govern principal activities or major policies pertaining to the entire faculty.

Faculty and Staff Handbook

UMKC Conservatory Mission Statement

Approved 9/6/11

On the University of Missouri's designated performing arts campus, the UMKC Conservatory is an educational community that advances creativity, performance, scholarship and learning in the arts. We are a vital partner in Kansas City's rich cultural environment, providing the highest level of professional instruction and an extensive array of performances. As a community, we collaborate to balance tradition, innovation, diversity and unity, as we seek to serve art and humanity.

Mission Statement PDF