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Keyboard Studies

Keyboard Studies at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance offers world-class instruction in piano performance by a faculty of dynamic performers and esteemed educators. Offering degrees at the bachelor, masters, and doctoral levels, the Conservatory provides opportunities for students to perform both on campus and in the surrounding community, including the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
 
Students 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. 
 
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.
 
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

Thomas Rosenkranz, Associate Professor of Piano and Keyboard Area Coordinator
Sean Chen, Milsap Artist in Residence
Alon Goldstein, Jack Strandberg/Missouri Endowed Chair and Distinguished Visiting Professor in Piano
Meg Gray, Assistant Teaching Professor of Piano Pedagogy