FAQ


Registration Questions:

I am looking for the Wind Band Teaching Symposium. Where is that?
You are in the right place! Our symposium has not changed, but has just been given a new name.

How do I register for the symposium?
Please register online to pay fees. For more information, visit the Register for KCCS page.

Can I register using a hard-copy form?
In order to save paper, hard-copy forms are only available upon request. Please contact our office by email at music-ce@umkc.edu.

I created an account online, but it tells me that my account has not yet been activated. What’s going on?
Our system will send you a confirmation email when you create an account. Please check the email address you listed on your account and look for this email (be sure to check the spam filter!). You must click on the confirmation link to activate your account.

If this email does not arrive within 24 hours, please call our office and confirm your email address. We can activate your account manually.

Why am I not getting emails about the symposium?
The email address you provide on your registration is the one we will use to contact you. If you would like us to send information to another email address, please contact us by email at music-ce@umkc.edu or phone at 816-235-2741.

Can I get a refund?
We do not offer refunds for our summer programs.

Symposium Questions:

Am I required to stay on campus during my program?
On-campus housing is optional. Participants are welcome to enroll for on-campus housing or to commute in each day.

Are there any hotels nearby with special rates?
Those wishing to stay off-campus will find many wonderful hotels in the Kansas City area. Hotels in the Plaza or Westport Districts will be closest to symposium events. UMKC does not coordinate any off-campus housing.

There are several nearby hotels that offer UMKC rates, including Extended Stay America – County Club Plaza (formerly Homestead Suites), Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza and Hampton Inn – Country Club Plaza. To obtain this rate, please call these hotels, mention your event, and ask for the UMKC rate. Participants are responsible for their own housing costs and reservations.

I plan to fly into Kansas City. What do I need to know?
The nearest airport to UMKC is Kansas City International Airport (MCI).  This airport is located approximately 25 miles from UMKC, and there are a number of shuttles and taxi services available to transport travelers to campus, for a fee (typically $30-$50 per trip)

UMKC Conservatory Summer Programs do not arrange any airport transportation; we recommend visiting www.flykci.com to plan your trip to campus.

Will meals be provided?
Meals will be at the participant’s own expense. All participants should budget approximately $20.00 per day for lunch and dinner (on or off campus).

Does UMKC offer wireless internet access?
Most UMKC buildings are outfitted with wireless internet, which can be accessed by a UMKC username and password that changes weekly. At program check-in, we can provide you with that week’s guest username and password. This username and password will allow you to log-in everywhere on campus EXCEPT the Residence Halls.

UMKC Residence Halls are equipped with secure wireless internet. Access is available everywhere on campus and can only be accessed with a unique username and password. Participants can purchase access to the secured wifi for $35. To register, please indicate on your registration form that you would like internet. Your username and password will be provided to you at program check-in.

I am driving to campus each day. Where can I park?
For participants who will be driving to campus each day, we recommend purchasing a weekly parking permit. These permits are available for a $25 fee and will allow one week of parking in UMKC Student lots. To purchase a permit, please indicate so on your registration form. Permits will be available to pick up at program check-in. If you choose not to purchase a permit in advance, you may also do so during the week of your program by visiting the UMKC Parking Office.

Please note: Parking permits are good for UMKC STUDENT LOTS only, and your permit must be displayed at all times when parked in Student lots. Parking in UMKC Faculty/Staff or Metered Parking lots may result in a ticket, even if your student permit is displayed. Please read all signs carefully! UMKC Conservatory Summer Programs are not responsible for tickets issued.

Do I need to bring towels/sheets?
Linens and towels (sheets, blanket, pillow, pillowcase, towels, washcloth) will be provided. Please note, the sheets provided include two flat sheets; if you need a fitted sheet, you are welcome to bring your own.

Can I choose my roommate?
If you know another participant who will be attending the workshop and would like to share a room with them, please indicate this on your registration form or email us to let us know. We would be happy to accommodate your request.

Can my (non-participant) spouse stay in the dorm with me?
On-campus housing is available only to participants in our summer programs. We cannot offer housing to non-participants.

What’s the weather like in Kansas City at this time of year?
Summers in Kansas City are hot and humid. University rooms and the dorms are air conditioned, but summer clothing is recommended. You may want to bring a sweater if you get chilly in air conditioning.

Where can I find a schedule of daily events?
Daily schedules will be posted as soon as they are available. For a sample schedule from a previous year, visit the Schedule page.

When will the repertoire list for this year be available?
Repertoire list for 2020 will be available in the spring. Repertoire will consist of pieces for wind octet, chamber orchestra, and chamber choir.