The Crescendo gala, held in the fall each year, is hosted by the Friends of the Conservatory as the Conservatory's main scholarship fundraiser. The event premiered in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in 2012.

During Crescendo, Kansas City's premier event, the UMKC Conservatory showcases more than 250 students and faculty. This celebration of first-class talent takes place in one of the world’s outstanding performing arts venues, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Like a prism that bounces light around a room, this fast-paced concert will take you quickly around Helzberg Hall, from a jazz combo to a violin soloist; from an elegant dancer to a soaring orchestra. The Crescendo concert is a tour de force of Conservatory talent that rivals any you have seen.

For more information about the event, please call Tamara Morris at 816-235-6173 or morristam@umkc.edu.

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