2016 Alumni Achievement Awardee

Charles Bruffy is named the Conservatory’s 2016 Alumni Achievement Awardee Five-time Grammy award-winning conductor Charles Bruffy has always known music was his destiny. Charles graduated in 1988 with his master’s in vocal performance and is currently the artistic director of the Kansas City Chorale since 1988 and the Phoenix Chorale since 1999, chorus director for the Kansas …

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2015 Alumni Achievement Awards

   R. ANDREW LEE (MM ’06, DMA ’10) AND DAVID MCINTIRE (DMA ’09) RECEIVE THE 2015 SPOTLIGHT AWARD Dr. R. Andrew Lee and Dr. David McIntire have garnered national attention in the world of classical music.  The two formed Irritable Hedgehog Music in 2010 having met as graduate students at UMKC in 2005.  It was …

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