Academy Scholarships and Financial Aid


Scholarships at the Academy

The Academy offers merit-based scholarships to outstanding musicians, selected by audition. Current Academy students, as well as prospective Academy students, are eligible to audition for scholarships. Awards are applied directly to tuition for private lessons or music classes. 

  • Rose Bruening Dunn Performance Scholarship – for one or more outstanding pianists 
  • H. Lynn and Emily White Scholarship in Precollegiate Music Performance – for an outstanding performer with the demonstrated potential and stated goal of a career in music.
  • Dorothy Zimmer Scholarship – for one or more outstanding performers or composers.
  • Noah Matthew Siegel Academy Scholarship in Piano Performance - for one extraordinary piano student ages 10-17 with at least two full years of previous study. 
  • Noah Matthew Siegel Prize for Young Composers - is awarded in recognition of outstanding progress in composition during the Conservatory Academy Summer Composition Workshop. 

 Scholarship auditions for the 2019–2020 school year are May 18, 2019.

Students must be nominated by a music teacher (Academy instructor, private instructor, band/orchestra director, etc.). Applications are due April 15, 2019.


Full-time employees of UMKC are eligible for a 10% discount on private lessons (not applicable for group classes and workshops). Students and on-campus workers not employed by UMKC are not eligible.


For more information on scholarships, how to apply, or to request an application form, please contact the Academy office by phone at (816) 235-2741 or email at