Crescendo: A Benefit for the UMKC Conservatory

Crescendo is one of Kansas City’s premier arts events, hosted by the UMKC Conservatory at the beautiful Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The event has raised millions for student scholarships with support from generous donors and under the guidance of the Friends of the Conservatory. “I never thought I would get to study opera at a conservatory and you helped make that dream come true,” says scholarship recipient Nick (M.M. vocal performance).

Honorary Chairmen Julie Quirin and Teri Miller and Mark Sappington and David McGee and Co-Chairmen Marylou Turner and Michael Henry invite you to join them at this year’s Crescendo on Friday, November 8.

The Concert
Whether you’re a lover of jazz, opera, theater, dance or classical music, you will find it all in this fast-paced, one-hour performance in Helzberg Hall by 250 of the Conservatory’s most talented students and faculty.

Gala guests will gather in the glorious Brandmeyer Great Hall for cocktails and dinner before the concert. The celebration continues afterward when Brandmeyer will be transformed to our Crescendo after-party with music, dessert and refreshments.

Sponsorship Opportunities
All sponsors receive tickets to the gala, invitations to the patron party and program recognition. For more information, contact Mark Mattison at 816-235-1247 or

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