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The groundbreaking Conservatory in the Schools community engagement programs provide high-quality performing arts instruction in school districts throughout the Kansas City metro area.

Composers in the Schools provides classroom instruction in music theory, composition, music appreciation and other areas.

Ensembles in the Schools provides high-quality group choral and instrumental instruction at all levels.

Musical Bridges provides exceptional young musicians the intensive one-on-one instruction and performance experience necessary to prepare for auditions into selective university music programs such as the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance.

RECIPIENT: 2015 Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award.

NOMINEE: 2016 ArtsKC Innovator Award

To find out more about how your school can get involved please contact:

Dr. Mara Gibson, Founder and Director

Conservatory in the Schools Office | 816-235-6460 |