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The Job: Christy Elsner

“If you’re not sweating you’re not working.” That sounds like something a spin class instructor might say, but it’s a popular phrase from Christy Elsner, founder and artistic director of

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The Job: Christy Elsner

The Job: Christy Elsner

“If you’re not sweating you’re not working.” That sounds like something a spin class instructor might say, but it’s a popular phrase from Christy Elsner, founder and artistic director of Allegro Choirs of Kansas City, a community-based children’s choir. However, laughter and enthusiasm were the two defining takeaways after talking with Elsner. “It’s always an adventure,” she said.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Alison DeSimone, Assistant Professor of Musicology

Alison DeSimone specializes in Baroque period music, with focuses on opera history and 17th- and early 18th-century music in London. She has particular interest in the history of opera singers and George Frideric Handel’s music. Thanks to an American Handel Society research fellowship and a travel grant from the American Musicological Society, this summer she […]

CONDUCTORS SHARE HISTORY AND GOALS; METHODS MAY DIFFER.

CONDUCTORS SHARE HISTORY AND GOALS; METHODS MAY DIFFER.

It’s been almost forty years since a Lee’s Summit High School orchestra teacher noticed a Raytown student with extraordinary musical talent, and a “mutual admiration society” between Russ Berlin and Kirt Mosier has only grown stronger.  Berlin, co-founder and conductor of the Lee’s Summit Symphony Orchestra, will share duties with Mosier, who has been named Associate […]

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