|Dr. Amity Bryson
Music Department Chair
Bryson, Music Department Chair, teaches various music courses including
applied voice, and directs both Avila Singers and University Singers.
Dr. Bryson completed her doctoral work at the University of Missouri-Kansas
City, Conservatory of Music and holds both a BS Ed in music education
and a MM in voice performance from the University of Missouri-Columbia,
she is also an alumnae of Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri. In addition
to previous faculty appointments at William Woods University and Westminster
College, Dr. Bryson has taught in the public school systems at both
the elementary and secondary levels.
Adjunct Faculty, Piano
Kari Johnson is a doctoral
student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she studies
with John McIntyre. She holds bachelors degrees in Piano Performance
and Piano Pedagogy from the University of Central Missouri, a master's
degree in Piano Performance from Bowling Green State University, and
a master's degree in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Johnson has won or placed in competitions throughout
the Midwest, including the MTNA Steinway Young Artist Competitions
in Missouri and Illinois and the Venetia Hall Concerto Competition.
She is an active performer of new music and chamber music.