The Job: Doreen Maronde

Doreen Maronde has a passion for jazz. And it didn’t stop when she left her job at Johnson County Community College. As a volunteer, Maronde continues to program two jazz series at JCCC that she originated: the Winterlude concerts offered as part of Carlsen Center Presents, and the noontime Jazz Recital Series on Tuesdays.

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Honors: Ben Gulley

In 2011, Ben Gulley walked onto the stage of the Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and sang the first notes that ever graced the finished space. He performed “Nessun Dorma” from “Turandot” with then Lyric Opera of Kansas City artistic director and conductor Ward Holmquist, accompanying.

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Arts News – A Boon for Composers: KC’s MusicSpoke Revolutionizes Sales of Digital Scores

Digital sheet music is nothing new. Several old-school sheet music distributors sell digital scores on their websites. Several composers also offer their own works via digital download on their personal websites. But MusicSpoke, based in Kansas City, has taken the advent of digital scores one step further into the future by applying an online marketplace […]

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