Friends of the Conservatory - Activities


The Crescendo! gala is hosted by the Friends of the Conservatory as the main scholarship fundraiser held in the Fall each year.  In 2012 the event premiered in Helzberg Hall.

Mark November 10, 2017 on your calendar for Crescendo 2017!  The UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance will showcase more than 250 students and faculty during Kansas City’s premier event, Crescendo. This celebration of first-class talent takes place in one of the world’s outstanding performing arts venues, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Like a prism that bounces light around a room, this fast-paced concert will take you quickly around Helzberg Hall, from a jazz combo to a violin soloist; from a frenzied dancer to a soaring orchestra. The Crescendo concert is a tour de force of Conservatory talent that rivals any you have seen.

For more information about the event, please call Tamara Morris at 816-235-6173 or

Special Friends of the Conservatory events are planned throughout the year to give members the opportunity to meet fellow music and dance lovers and to highlight student performances.

A Spring event is held the last of April or beginning of May to raise funds for scholarships.