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Welcome to the spring 2012 edition of the University of Kansas School of Music e-newsletter! Our students and faculty have been extremely busy this past school year, and we are thrilled to bring you highlights of the most recent news and events. Don’t forget to visit us at for the most updated information about the KU School of Music!

The KU School of Music announces spring dates for the 2012 KU Opera Gala

The University of Kansas School of Music will present two performances of its 2012 Opera Gala this spring.

The first of two performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Lied Center. Tickets will be sold through the Lied Center Box Office, (785) 864-2787, and are $7 general admission and $5 for students and seniors. The second performance will take place at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Kansas City at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Tickets are free due to the support of sponsors Reach Out Kansas Inc., the Law Offices of Smithyman & Zakoura and the Zakoura Family Foundation. UPDATE: Seats are officially all reserved for this event. Read more.

Photo credit: University Relations

Photo credit: University Relations

Photo credit: Janis Porietis
Music students take home coveted DownBeat awards

Two University of Kansas music students recently took home top awards from the coveted DownBeat magazine’s annual Student Music Awards. This marks the 35th year for the publication’s notable contest. Read more.

KU School of Music students dominate at recent Naftzger Auditions

KU School of Music musicians dominated at the 2012 Naftzger Young Artist Auditions, taking home every top prize. The auditions were March 23-24 at Friends University in Wichita. Read more
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