The Conservatory heats up in the summertime! Our Academy’s summer programs provide exciting workshops for middle school and high school students, as well as in-depth training for aspiring professionals and
Conductor Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra had some big- league competition when they performed in Kansas City in 2015. The same evening as their concert, the Kansas City Royals were playing the first game of the World Series that they ultimately won. But Royals mania did not deter a sell-out crowd from packing Kauffman Center’s Helzberg Hall to hear a riveting concert of Beethoven and Mahler.
From a short documentary film depicting music as an immigrant because of the way it assimilates into the musical landscape of countries, to sculptures that interact with fermented foods, ArtsKC Inspiration Grant artists bring fresh, diverse perspectives to their work. The following artists just received ArtsKC Inspiration Grants and represent three of 37 artists who […]
The Kansas City Jazz & Heritage Festival will feature a one-of-a-kind lineup of today’s greatest jazz and music performers. The festival celebrates Jazz and Kansas City’s music heritage by featuring national and local artists and highlighting Kansas City’s significant role in the national and global development of Jazz. The festival will take place over Memorial […]
Springtime is always an exciting time of year, and the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance has a wealth of performances scheduled in our Conservatory Artist Series, featuring all major areas of study at the Conservatory. The always-dynamic Conservatory Wind Symphony, directed by Steven D. Davis, hosts this year’s College Band Directors National Association Conference […]
As an integral part of the Johnson County Community College campus, learning occurs on a daily basis at the Nerman Museum. Even when galleries in the museum are closed (outside operating hours), hundreds of works from the museum’s collection enliven public spaces and provide unprecedented access to contemporary art. Students, faculty, staff and visitors enjoy […]
March 2017 marks a momentous opening for The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Kansas City — the installation of the Marion and Henry Bloch Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art in six new galleries devoted to European art from 1750 to 1950. This is the first time the 29 works of paintings, works on paper […]