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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

Composition student Giuseppe Gallo-Balma's Work Selected for Symposium

Conservatory composition grad student Giuseppe Gallo-Balma's piece, Agua de Mayo, was selected for performance at the Puerto Rico Flute Symposium, conducted by María Gabriela Rodríguez, June 2020. The Symposium...
Dated Dec 03, 2019

Retired Faculty Robert Groene Wins Award at AMTA 2019 Conference

UMKC Conservatory retired Music Therapy faculty Robert Groene has won the AMTA (American Music Therapy Association) Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual conference (Nov. 21–24, 2019). Congratulations!

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Dated Nov 25, 2019
Percussion Grad Student Jacob Wrobel will Present at KMEA Convention

Congratulations to Jacob Wrobel, Percussion GTA and MM student (percussion performance) for his clinic being selected for presentation as part of the 2020 KMEA Convention in Wichita, KS. "Percussion Etiquette: Rewriting Frederick Fennell'...
Dated Nov 25, 2019

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