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Conservatory Percussion Alum Derek Frank's New Posts

Derek Frank (MM, percussion performance, 2019) is teaching at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, as a Percussion Adjunct, teaching applied lessons and percussion methods. He is also teaching at Baker University. Baldwin City, KS,...
Dated Aug 13, 2019

Composition Student Yizhang Liu Accepted to Festival

Composition student Yizhang Liu has been accepted to the Sao Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival (SPCCF), where he will have two of his compositions performed, October 2019. His orchestral composition ...
Dated Aug 12, 2019

Keyboard Faculty Thomas Rosenkranz's Latest Recording Receives Positive Reviews

The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to note that Associate Professor of Piano and Keyboard Area Coordinator, Thomas Rosenkranz's new recording After the End on New Focu...
Dated Aug 05, 2019

Composition Alum Jiyoun Chung Chosen As Composer for American Composers Orchestra

The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to note that Jiyoun Chung (DMA, composition, 2019) has been selected as one of the composers of 2019 Dated Jul 24, 2019

DMA Trumpet Student Jon Kratzer Appointed to Job in Texas

Jon Kratzer, who is a DMA trumpet student in Keith Benjamin's studio, was appointed Full-Time Instructor of Brass and Jazz Band Director at Blinn College, Brenham, TX. 

Dated Jul 17, 2019
Composition Alum Yiguo Yan Receives Post-Doc Appointment

The Conservatory is pleased to note that Yiguo Yan (DMA, composition, 2019) has been appointed as a post-doc composer at Shanghai Conservatory, China. She will join a team of text book authors who will write for higher musical education in China. ...
Dated Jul 17, 2019

Composition Alum Aaron Hill Publishes Book

Aaron Hill's (BM, composition, 2018) publishers, Abundant Silence,  announced that his work, Anthology of Countertenor Arias:...
Dated Jul 03, 2019

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