Check-In Information

Friday January 17th Check-In

Program check-in for all participants (except percussion) will take place at Grant Hall (5228 Charlotte St, Kansas City, MO) in the roman bath area of the building. To access this part of the building, enter through the east side doors across from the Rockhill Parking Garage. We have reserved levels 4 and 5 of the Rockhill Parking Garage from 11am-4pm for parking during auditions. Participants are to check in according to last name. During check-in, each participant will receive a t-shirt, name tag, and final schedule. Auditions will follow check-in, there will be signs and staff members to direct students to the appropriate audition rooms. For more information on auditions, please visit our Auditions Page.

Please arrive during your assigned check-in in order to allow participants ample travel time to Kansas City and reduce congestion at Friday’s check-in tables.

Once students have checked-in, students will be directed to a group warm-up room. Room proctors will monitor each warm-up room.

After students have auditioned, they need to be back on campus for the orientation meeting at 6:00pm. Note: After auditions have concluded, there are no chaperones provided until the orientation meeting so please plan accordingly.

Percussionists are to check in at the lobby of the James C. Olson Performing Arts Center (4949 Cherry St, Kansas City, MO). Participants are to check in according to last name. During check-in, each participant will receive a t-shirt, name tag, and final schedule. Auditions will follow check-in, and there will be signs and staff members to direct students to the Percussion Studio. Students can be dropped off at the main entrance on the south side of the building. Street parking is free, but limited, so you may need to use the metered parking on the fifth floor of the Cherry Street Parking Garage. Metered parking is $1.25 per hour and cash only.

Please bring to check-in:

  • Any permission slips that have not yet been turned in
  • Any medications that you would like to turn over to chaperones for dispensing during the weekend.
  • Woodwind, brass, and string players will need instruments and music ready for auditions

Drop-Off and Pick-Up Information

For more information on how and where to pick-up and drop-off students, please see Drop-Off and Pick Up Information. If you have any questions regarding parking, you can contact the Academy office by emailing music-ce@umkc.edu or calling (816) 235-2741.