The groundbreaking Conservatory in the Schools community engagement programs provide high-quality performing arts instruction in several school districts throughout the Kansas City metro area.
Composers in the Schools provides classroom instruction in music theory, composition, music appreciation, and other areas.
Ensembles in the Schools provides high-quality group instrumental instruction at all levels.
Musical Bridges provides exceptional young musicians and dancers with the intensive one-on-one instruction and performance experience necessary to prepare for auditions into selective university music programs.
All programs are directed by Mara Gibson, through the UMKC Conservatory's Community Music and Dance Academy.