Donors Strike a Chord with New Scholarships Honoring World-Renowned Faculty

Individual and foundation giving have common theme for UMKC Conservatory student success

Bobby Watson and Vinson Cole have been influential professors at the UMKC Conservatory in addition to being internationally recognized musicians. Continue reading “Donors Strike a Chord with New Scholarships Honoring World-Renowned Faculty”

Honoring Conservatory’s History while Growing Funding is Priority for Interim Dean

By Shannan Henderson

When Diane Helfers Petrella, D.M.A., was asked to step in as interim dean for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, she was thrilled to find a new way to serve the 105-year-old institution, one that has established a regional, national and global standard of excellence in the performing arts. Continue reading “Honoring Conservatory’s History while Growing Funding is Priority for Interim Dean”

UM Board and System officials announce plans for alternative funding for UMKC Conservatory

The University of Missouri Board of Curators and System officials announced June 28 that they will develop plans for an alternative funding match for the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Downtown Campus for the Arts (Conservatory) rather than seek funding from the state under the 50-50 matching program for capital projects. Continue reading “UM Board and System officials announce plans for alternative funding for UMKC Conservatory”

Living and Working in Harmony

By Patricia O’Dell

Margaret and Charles Athey both received scholarships to support their degrees in music education and went on to devote their careers to teaching thousands of students in choir and instrumental studies. They have recently donated $20,000 to endow a scholarship to the UMKC Conservatory in an effort to give back the opportunity that was so essential to their lives. Continue reading “Living and Working in Harmony”