IIYM Faculty


Scott McBride Smith, piano
IIYM Executive Director
University of Kansas

Congcong Chai, piano
Wuhan Conservatory of Music

Michael Kirkendoll, piano
University of Kansas

John McCarthy, piano
San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Vladimir Valjarevic, piano
Mannes College of New School

Jack Winerock, piano
IIYM Artistic Director 
University of Kansas

Fei Xu, piano
Independent Teacher, Phoenix AZ

Chenggan Yang, piano
Sichuan Conservatory of Muisc

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School of Music Events


KU Today
Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA

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