Clinics and Masterclasses

For in-school presentations, clinics, sectionals, rehearsing, guest conducting by University music department faculty, contact:

Degree Programs

Gary Brandes for Bands and Low Brass; Jim Widner for Jazz Band and Combo, Jazz Bass; James Henry for Choral; Matt Henry for Percussion and Ethnic Percussion; Kurt Baldwin for Strings; To be announced soon! for Orchestra and Strings; Michael V. Smith for Graduate Music Education; Phil Dunlap for Business and the Arts; Stella Markou for Voice and Opera; Lisa Blackmore for Trumpet; Roger Davenport for Trombone; Adrianne Honnold for Saxophone; Jeanine York-Garesche for Clarinet; Paula Kasica for Flute; Alla Voskoboynikova for Piano; Barbara Harbach for Composition and Organ; Gail Fleming for Elementary School General and Choral Music.

Interns and Field Experiences

Other music faculty, e.g., theory, history, keyboards, guitar, harp, may also be able to schedule in-school presentations on requested topics.

To reach a particular member of the music faculty, please call Jessica Flannigan in the Music Department office, 314-516-5980 or go to the UMSL link under Participating Agencies, type in Music Department (upper left), click on Faculty, click on the name. An email address and/or telephone number will appear at the end of each faculty bio. For additional information, please contact Michael V. Smith at 314-516-5365 or

The above faculty services may require some funding by the Collaborative and must be approved in advance by Collaborative Director, Dr. Michael V. Smith.

Concerts and Festivals

The University of Missouri-St. Louis College of School of Fine and Performing Arts annually hosts and producesDes Lee Showcase Concerts at venues such as Powell Symphony Hall.  The E. Desmond Lee Fine Arts Education Collaborative High School and Middle School Fine Arts Festival (choir, orchestra, symphonic band, visual art, drama) is also hosted annually at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. The culminating concerts and galleries of these all-day festivals are free and open to the public.