Friday, November 8 IN Kansas City was present at Crescendo! 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).