A Benefit for the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance

Crescendo is one of Kansas City's premier arts events, hosted by the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance at the beautiful Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The event has raised millions for student scholarships. In 2018, nearly $226,000 was raised, and all of these gifts go directly to student scholarships.

Be sure to mark your calendar! The 2019 concert will take place Friday, November 8.

Setting the Stage

The Concert

Whether you’re a lover of jazz, opera, dance or classical music, you will find it all in this fast-paced, one-hour performance in Helzberg Hall by 250 of the Conservatory’s most talented students and faculty.


Cocktails and dinner begins before the concert. The celebration continues afterwards in Brandmeyer, where all guests joined the party and enjoy dessert and dancing.

Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsors receive a table at the gala, invitation to the patron party and program recognition. For more information, contact Mark Mattison at 816-235-1247 or mattisonm@umkcfoundation.org.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts Michael Henry, Mary Lou Framel, Yvette and Joe Miceli Crescendo performers