Aspiring young musicians from underrepresented populations of the Kansas City metro area receive engaging, high-quality instruction in the performing arts.

Conservatory Bridges

Bridges provides exceptional young performers with the intensive, one-on-one instruction and experience necessary to prepare for auditions into selective university programs such as the UMKC Conservatory.

Since its founding in 2007, Musical Bridges has taught more than 200 students in Kansas City-area school districts. The majority of the program’s graduating seniors have gone on to college, some receiving significant scholarships for their musical skills.

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Number of students in the Bridges program for the 2020–21 school year