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Dance Alum Branson Bice in National Tour

Branson Bice (BFA, dance, 2015) tours with the Tony Award-winning An American in Paris, during 2020. Dated Jan 09, 2020

Music Therapy Alum Andrea Wentzel Dalton voted to AMTA board

Andrea Wentzel Dalton (MA, music therapy, 2004) has been voted vice president-elect of the American Music Therapy Association for the 2020–21 term, through 2022–23. This follows her service on the AMTA Board of Directors as the Regiona...
Dated Jan 09, 2020

Music Ed Alum Joseph Keeney is Outstanding Music Educator

Joseph Keeney (BME 1996) has been awarded the 2019–20 NFHS Outstanding Music Educators Award for Missouri. He will be presented with his award January 25, 2020 at the Second General Session of the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) ...
Dated Dec 20, 2019

Composition Alum David Witter's New Appointment

David Witter's (DMA, composition, ABD) new appointment is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Music Ministries at Swinney Conservatory of Music, Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO. He will teach composition, theory, ensembles, ...
Dated Dec 09, 2019

Composition Student Hao Zou Wins Kemner Prize for Orchestra Composition

The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to note that composition student Hao Zou's Song on the Wind is the winner of the 2019 UMKC George Kemner Prize for Orchestra Composition Competition. The piece will premiere with the Conservatory Orche...
Dated Dec 09, 2019

Composition student Yizhang Liu Has Work Chosen for Competition

Yizhang Liu's new composition, Tale of Yangzhou, was selected as a finalist in the 2019 Lin Yao Ji International Competition for Solo Violin Composition in Chinese Style...
Dated Dec 06, 2019

Conservatory Horn Alum Josh East Appointed to Tulsa Symphony Orchestra

Conservatory alum Josh East (BM, horn performance, 2017) who studied with Martin Hackleman, has been appointed as second horn in the Tulsa Symphony, Oklahoma.

Congrats, Josh!<...
Dated Dec 03, 2019

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