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Keyboard Studies at the UMKC Conservatory offers world-class instruction in piano performance by a faculty of dynamic performers and esteemed educators.
Keyboard studies programs
Offering degrees at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels, Keyboard Studies at the Conservatory provides you with opportunities to perform both on campus and in the surrounding community, including the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. UMKC is the only institution in Missouri with a doctoral program in music. Alumni of the program have gone on to hold positions in academic institutions around the world. You will gain experience playing solo recitals, studying chamber music, collaborating with students from other disciplines, teaching local students, competing in schoolwide competitions and participating in master classes with world-renowned guest artists. UMKC offers many opportunities for financial support, including scholarships and teaching assistantships. By living in Kansas City, students have access to a vibrant classical music community, including performances by the Kansas City Symphony, the Kansas City Ballet, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and guest artists presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series and Friends of Chamber Music.

Keyboard faculty


Degree programs offered
Bachelor of Music: Music Performance - Piano Option
Master of Music: Performance - Keyboard
Doctor of Musical Arts: Performance
Artist's Certificate
Performer's Certificate