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A community of artists, educators and scholars, the Conservatory enrolls nearly 700 students in a comprehensive array of liberal arts and professional degree programs.

How to Apply

Please apply using the UMKC online application.

If you have already applied through the Common App, we will send you an email with instructions on how to complete the additional requirements in the UMKC application portal.

Questions about the admissions process? Call us at 816-235-2900 or send us an email.

 

Fall and Summer 2021 application deadlines

Dec. 15, 2020 (11:59 p.m. CST) deadline

  • Most Conservatory programs

Dec. 1, 2020 (11:59 p.m. CST) deadline

  • Graduate Voice Performance (Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts, Performer’s Certificate and Artist’s Certificate)
  • Graduate Saxophone Performance (Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts, Performer’s Certificate and Artist’s Certificate)
  • Graduate Trumpet (Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts, Performer’s Certificate and Artist’s Certificate in  Performance)
  • Graduate Piano Performance (Doctor of Musical Arts and Artist’s Certificate)
  • Music Composition (Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts)
  • UMKC Conservatory/Lyric Opera Apprentice Artist Program

New students begin in the Fall semester for most Conservatory programs. If you would like to inquire about starting in the Spring semester, please contact Conservatory Admissions.

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