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Drs Kristin Griffeath (DMA, voice, 2011, MM musicology, 2011) and Robin Griffeath (DMA, voice 2011), who teach at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, return to Kansas City, August 3, 2017 to perform Hometown Hits: Kansas City Songs of World War I, 6 p.m.
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DMA student Ali Wright is a finalist in the Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition! Congrats, Ali!! https://goo.gl/fpjDyD Adolphesax.com ?

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Dr. Matthew Bell joins the Conservatory this fall as Assistant Teaching Professor of Music Theory! His current research is informed by his training and performance experience as a pianist, singer, and dancer. What a perfect fit for our students! Read more about Dr. Bell: https://goo.gl/KGLRxF UMKC #FacultyFriday?

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Best of luck to Conservatory students Chi Him Chik, Walt Puyear, and Ali Wright competing at the Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition at the Mahidol University in Salaya, Thailand! Watch the performances live: http://londeixcompetition2017.adolphesax.com/index.php/es/
These three performers study with Conservatory professor Zach Shemon. Break a leg!?

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Conservatory alum Bethany Unruh (BME 2017) is the new General Music Teacher at Manchester Park Elementary! Congrats Bethany! #RooProud #MusicEd UMKC UMKC School of Education?

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The Conservatory is pleased to announce that Derek Jenkins (DMA, music composition; MM, musicology, Graduate Certificate in College Teaching, 2017; BM music composition, BM, music theory, 2010) has accepted a tenure-track teaching position as Assistant Professor of Music in Theory/Composition at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro.
Jenkins's piece, We Seven, won the 2016 American Prize in Composition and in 2012, his piece, Eosphorus: The Morning Star, was selected as a winner of the National Band Association's Young Composer Mentor Project. Jenkins has received additional recognition from MMTA/MTNA, Red Note New Music Festival, MACRO, the UMKC Conservatory, the UMKC School of Graduate Studies, ASCAP, the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation, and at conferences and festivals across the U.S. and abroad.
Congratulations, Derek!

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The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to announce that cellist Michael Mermagen will begin as Associate Professor of Cello in Fall 2017. Michael Mermagen, (M.M. The Juilliard School, B.M. The Peabody Conservatory of Music), made his debut at age sixteen with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra after receiving its Young Soloist's Award. Michael began his studies at the Peabody Preparatory where he studied with Paula Skolnick-Childress and Mihaly Virizlay. Principal teachers in college were Stephen Kates at the Peabody Conservatory, and Zara Nelsova at the Juilliard School. More: https://goo.gl/dmGVYd?

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Bronco Green (BME 2017) is the music teacher at Alta Vista Charter Middle School, Kansas City, MO.
Congratulations!
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Congratulations to 2017 Conservatory graduate Shannon Lowe on her graduate assistantship at The University of Memphis! https://goo.gl/WZjCM8 #UMKCCons #UMKCOpera #RooProud UMKC UMKC Alumni Association University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music?

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Congratulations to UMKC Conservatory professor JoDee Davis, who has been awarded a University of Missouri Research Board Grant for "Commissioning and Recording New Music for Trombone." The project will include the commissioning of new works by Jennifer Higdon, (a UMKC Conservatory Barr Institute Laureate) Victoria Bond, and Paul Rudy. These will be the first works for trombone and piano by these renowned composers. Conservatory faculty member Patricia Higdon will be the pianist.

Important to the project are the collaborations between UMKC faculty and UMKC recording engineer Robert Beck. The UMKC Art Department will also be included: students in the graphic design and photography departments will create the compact disc jacket. The recording will be released on the Albany Records label.

Congrats Dr. Davis!?

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