Nominations for our 2020 Festival are now closed.

Nomination Process

To be considered for the festival, all students must first be nominated by their school band or orchestra director (private instructors may nominate if a student does not have a school band or orchestra program).

We ask that directors nominate the students that are most deserving of participating in an honor ensemble (good players, hard workers, etc.). Directors may nominate up to twelve students in grades 7-8, up to twelve students in grades 9-10, and up to twelve students in grades 11-12. We accept students to the festival based on several factors, including the number of nominations we receive, the instrumentation that we need in our ensembles, and the information provided in director nominations. At least one student from each nominating school will be accepted.

Nomination Dates and Deadlines

  • Nominations will be accepted through November 4, 2019. After this date, these forms will no longer be available, and we will begin making our selections of accepted students.
  • Acceptance lists will be posted here soon!

Shortly after the acceptance list is posted, accepted students will be able to register for the festival. Registration forms and information will be available on our website at our Register for the Festival page.


Please call the UMKC Conservatory Academy office at 816-235-2741 or email with any questions about registration.