Conservatory alumni win Grammy Awards, perform in prestigious concert halls around the world and teach at universities in the United States and abroad.

Meet Our Alumni

Music Alumni | Dance Alumni | Theatre Alumni


Discover Alumni Careers

Our alumni have an edge throughout their professional lives, thanks to our comprehensive career resources and far-reaching, deeply connected alumni network.

Our students often perform at the best venues in Kansas City, create groundbreaking projects in community-embedded learning and go on to achieve in many other areas of industry. Click below to view real careers our alumni have achieved in the performing arts industry:

Alumni Careers

Our Music graduates are leaving their mark on the industry — from the silver screen and stage to preparing the musicians of the future. Recent graduates have been found as professional members of the following projects and organizations:


Ant Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, scoring coordinator
How to Blow Up a Pipeline (film), composer
Innervision Records, recording artist
JCB Music Production
The Metropolitan Opera, Porgy and Bess
The Omaha Symphony, principal horn
Shazam! Fury of the Gods, scoring coordinator

Music Education

Americana Music Academy, instructor
Blue Valley High School, assistant director of bands
Branson High School, director of bands
Fountain City Brass, founder and artistic director; music director; members
Grain Valley High School, assistant director of bands
Missouri State University, director of orchestral studies
The Seattle Opera, chorus master and head of music staff
SUNY New Paltz, assistant professor of music
The University of ArkansasLittle Rock, director of choral activities
The University of Central Missouri, director of athletic bands; assistant director of bands
The University of Rhode Island, director of orchestral studies
Virginia Tech University, director of bands

Music Therapy

Meaning Through Music, founder; music therapist
Research Psychiatric Center, music therapist
St. Croix Hospice, music therapist

Professional Ensembles

The Metropolitan Opera, Porgy and Bess
The Omaha Symphony, principal horn

UMKC Dance graduates are involved in many exciting areas of the industry — from award shows, concerts and ballets to health and wellness. Recent graduates have been found as professional members of the following projects and organizations:

2022 BET Awards
American Midwest Ballet
Ballet Des Moines
Ballet Frontier
Ballet Idaho
Ballet Palm Beach
Better Bodies Pilates
College Dance Collective
Geometry Dance Company
The George Balanchine Foundation
Hiplet Ballerinas Company (featured on season 16 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent)
Kansas City Ballet
Nevada Ballet Theatre
Northwest Arkansas Ballet Theatre
Orlando Ballet
Pilates of Kansas City
Pray it Away — Chloe Baily (music video)
Quixotic Entertainment
Storling Dance Theatre
Taylors Swift’s Era tour
Virginia National Ballet
Williams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company

UMKC Theatre graduates are involved in many facets of the industry, behind the scenes — in front of the camera or on the stage. Recent Theatre graduates have been found as professional members of the following projects and organizations:

Design and Production:

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Director of Production:

Constellation Theatre Company

Production Manager:

The Hemsley Lighting Internship Program — 2022 Hemsley lighting intern
Los Angeles Opera — costume crafts artisan
New York City Ballet — materials buyer
Osage Casino — entertainment coordinator
Paramount — director of creative music strategy
Santa Fe Opera — lighting supervisor
UMKC Conservatory — production manager
Viacom CBS — production assistant


Amazon Studio’s The Underground Railroad — costar
CBS’ Blue Bloods — costar
Hulu’s Everything’s Trash — series regular
Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias — recurring role


Arcola Theatre — Dead on Her Feet
Broadway — The Play That Goes Wrong
The Coterie Theatre — various performances
Kansas City’s Actor’s Theatre — various performances
Kansas City Repertory Theatre — various performances
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis — various performances
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey — various performances
The Unicorn Theatre — various performances


UMKC Alumni Association

All UMKC graduates are automatically members of the Alumni Association. There are no annual dues, but you are invited to support the Alumni Fund and can designate your gift to the Consrvatory.

Donating $50.00 or more per year to any scholarship, school or program makes you a Contributing Member. At this level, you are eligible for additional alumni benefits and are a voting member of the association.

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Alumni Awards

Do you know a graduate who has achieved notable professional success or used their education to provide outstanding service to the community? Nominate a graduate for the annual Alumni Achievement Award.

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Tamara Morris

Director of Alumni
Phone Number: 816-235-6173