Spring Festival


The UMKC Community Music and Dance Academy is excited to welcome back our Spring Festival! Musicians of all ages and levels may participate in this adjudicated festival in the following categories:

  • piano
  • strings
  • woodwinds
  • brass
  • percussion
  • voice
  • composition

Spring Festival provides an opportunity for performance at all levels, from young beginners to aspiring professionals to adult amateurs. All participants will be adjudicated by UMKC faculty according to their stated performance level, ensuring a level playing field and a valuable musical experience for all participants.

A fair percentage of performers from each performance area will be selected for the Spring Festival Honors Recital. Only performers who receive a I rating will be eligible. One or more compositions may also be selected; if this is the case, the composer(s) will be notified in advance. Spring Festival Honors Recital performers will be announced at the conclusion of the festival on May 18, 2019. The Spring Festival Honors Recital will take place at the Olson Performing Arts center (4949 Cherry Street, KCMO) in White Hall at 7:30pm on May 19, 2018

The Spring Festival registration deadline is April 15, 2019. All registration materials, including registration fee (all participants) and scores (composers) must be received by this time. Any student wishing to register in two areas (e.g. piano and composition) will need to contact the Academy during office hours at 816-235-5448, M-F, 9am-5pm.

Composers must submit a PDF, clearly marked with the composer’s name. Recordings are welcome but are not required.
Submit scores to: music-ce@umkc.edu.

The Spring Festival registration fee is $10.00 for Academy families and $25.00 for non-Academy students, payable to UMKC. Participants entering in more than one category must register twice. All participants must submit required materials, including registration fee, no later than April 15, 2019. Participants registering in more than one area must register twice.


Students can register for the 2019 UMKC Spring Festival online HERE.


Contact Us:

Academy Office – music-ce@umkc.edu – 816-235-5448