Friends of the Conservatory

The Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance have provided more than $1.5 million in vital financial support for Conservatory students since 1996 through scholarships and support of enhanced educational and performance opportunities.

The Friends expand awareness of the outstanding achievements of Conservatory students and faculty and help strengthen partnerships between the Conservatory and the Kansas City community.


As a Friends member, you will have special access to Conservatory concerts and guest artists and get a chance to interact with talented scholarship recipients. Become a member today! 


Crescendo! is the Friends’ premier fundraising event. It’s the best party in town! Find out how you can get involved.

Women’s Committee for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

Organized in 1941, the Women’s Committee for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance is a group of philanthropically minded women who support the Conservatory by providing financial assistance to students.

The group meets six times a year, hosts a spring benefit luncheon, makes an annual gift to the Conservatory, and supports an endowment for scholarships.

The Women's Committee offers a wonderful opportunity for establishing friendships among those interested in the Conservatory of Music and Dance.

Membership expectations

Pay annual dues $30 (Sustaining $50; Patron $75)
Attend meetings
Support benefit events and the endowment fund
Volunteer time on the board and serve on committees
Attend Conservatory events