Friends of the Conservatory Membership

Founded in 1916 as the Conservatory Trustees, the Friends of the Conservatory of Music and Dance’s mission has remained the same: to provide vital support for scholarships and fellowships for Conservatory students. The Friends have provided more than $1.5 million in financial support for Conservatory students since 1996 through membership dues and money raised from Crescendo, one of Kansas City’s premier arts events.

Your gift makes a difference!

Your membership in the Friends of the Conservatory provides life-changing experiences for our students including the opportunity for them to perform at the world-class Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and travel the world to enhance their artistic studies.

"My time in Tianjin, China, opened my eyes to other facets of the artistic world, and allowed me to forge a deeper connection with other cultures. I was honored to represent our school. I will be forever grateful.”  Alexis, B.F.A. ’15

Your generosity helps ensure the future of our students and the performing arts through the UMKC Conservatory.

Our mission

• Provide vital support for scholarships and fellowships for Conservatory students
• Expand public awareness of the important achievements of the Conservatory
• Strengthen partnerships between the Conservatory and the Kansas City community
• Provide members with access to Conservatory activities and resources

Become a member today!


Membership directory
Conservatory performance calendars and concert notices
Invitation to Crescendo, the Friends’ premier fundraising event
Recognition in Encore annual report
Annual membership event
Post-concert reception invitations

All of the above, plus:
Recognition in selected Conservatory concert programs

All of the above, plus:
Recognition in the Conservatory Artist Series program

All of the above, plus:
Personalized Conservatory experience*

All of the above, plus:
Opportunity to sit onstage with the musicians or other “insider” experience

*Contact Tamara Morris at 816-235-6173 or to arrange your experience.