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Admission requirements

  • New students must meet the general requirements for admission to the University. Additionally, a 10-minute audition is required in the applicant's major performance field to determine proficiency and placement in the appropriate applied level.
  • Auditions serve as criteria for admission and for scholarships and are held during the late fall and early winter.
  • Auditions are advisory in nature regarding performance level. It is preferred that auditions take place at the Conservatory. In cases of extreme distance or scheduling problems, a taped audition may be submitted by the applicant.

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Why UMKC?

  • More than 100 years of excellence
  • Conservatory of Music and Dance has set the standard as the most comprehensive music and dance education center in the Midwest since 1906
  • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music
  • Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Accredited by the Certification Board for Music Therapists

The Conservatory of Music and Dance offers:

  • Variety of degree programs in Music and Dance
  • Talented artist-faculty
  • Caring environment that nurtures excellence and promotes growth
  • Real opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Performance opportunities in a metropolitian area

Fast facts

  • 14,500 University total
  • 625 Conservatory of Music
  • 240 Conservatory graduate
  • 385 Conservatory undergraduate
  • 9% Conservatory international

Accreditation and Accolades:

  • UMKC is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • The UMKC Conservatory of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Certification Board for Music Therapists.
  • UMKC has appeared in the Time/Princeton Review: Best Colleges for You and has consistently made the U.S. News and World Report list of America's Best Colleges.
  • 95 percent of UMKC faculty have a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field.
  • UMKC's student-to-faculty ratio is a low 14-to-1.

Faculty

  • Conservatory of Music and Dance faculty are known as some of the most talented performers and educators in the world. Faculty have performed with the world's leading symphonies and opera and dance companies.

Student organizations

  • Sigma Alpha Iota
  • Mu Phi Epsilon
  • Pi Kappa Lambda, national honor society

The Conservatory maintains an affiliation with:

  • National Federation of Music Clubs
  • CMENC; Student Organization of MENC
  • The National Association for Music Education
  • American Music Therapy Association
  • International Association of Jazz Educators
  • American Guild of Organists
  • American Choral Directors Association

Careers

Explore career options for Music majors at careeronestop.org.

Contact us

Office of Admissions

120 Administrative Center
5115 Oak St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: 816-235-1111
Toll-free: 1-800-775-8652
E-mail: admit@umkc.edu
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UMKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Relay Missouri: 1-800-735-2966 (TTY)

Visit us

Students are encouraged to schedule a campus visit by visiting umkc.edu/welcome or calling 816-235-8652.

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UMKC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.