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Westport High School emerges as potential location for new conservatory

Plans to develop the old Westport High School are leading many to speculate that the building could one day serve as UMKC’s performing arts...

A New Conservatory for UMKC?

Kansas City is in the midst of an arts renaissance. In 2017, the Greater Kansas City Area Chamber of Commerce named UMKC’s Conservatory of...

Downtown Arts Campus Passes Senate

The Conservatory's Downtown Arts Campus passed the Senate Thursday, 28-4, and is now on its way to Gov. Eric Greitens. The $96 million dollar project...

Dancers React to Downtown Arts Campus

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce calls it one of their “Big Five” civic priorities, but it’s the dancers who are jumping for...

Conservatory Students Worry about Move to Downtown Arts Campus

As UMKC moves forward on the downtown performing arts campus, the students the campus would benefit voice their concerns. ...

Dean of UMKC conservatory given architecture award for downtown arts campus

Peter Witte, dean of UMKC’s Conservatory of Music and Dance, received the 2014 Architectural Advocate of the Year Award for his recent work related...

Where the Art Students Aren’t

In a collection entitled "Big 5 Ideas,“ the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce advocated in 2011 for the relocation of UMKC’s arts programs...

Concerns linger over Downtown Arts Campus

Many past and present UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance students are excited about recent progress in construction of the new Downtown Campus for...

Downtown arts campus gets infusion of cash: Project is closer to private funding goal

UMKC officially announced an additional $5.6 million in donated gifts to help fund the new Downtown Campus for the Arts project on Friday, Oct....

Downtown Arts Campus gains momentum

UMKC’s Downtown Campus for the Arts took a critical step toward becoming a tangible reality on Sept. 18 when the University officially announced its...

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