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Kansas City Young Chamber Musicians in Concert

Saturday, May 25, 2024

3:30 PM

Location TBD

Wine reception to follow

Program to be announced

Tickets will be available April 2024


The Series is thrilled to welcome Pianist and KCYCM founding director Nicholas Dold and Kansas City Symphony flutist and KCYCM coaching artist Kayla Burggraf, as well as select students of KCYCM to make their Charlotte House Series debut. Kansas City Young Chamber Musicians (KCYCM) serves as a year-round young person’s classical chamber music program (ages 13 - 18) bringing the highest quality of chamber music education and youth performances to the greater Kansas City Metro and surrounding areas. 


Students ranging from the intermediate through advanced levels are admitted each term through the organization's audition & interview process and carefully paired with a small chamber ensemble of peers, playing abilities, personalities, and musical interests for the duration of one full term (11 weeks). In that time together, students experience tremendous musical growth through weekly coaching sessions with KCYCM esteemed artist-faculty. This program will feature a collaboration between KCYCM students and faculty. 

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American pianist Nicholas Dold has enjoyed an active career performing across the United States as both a solo and collaborative musician. He has been a featured artist for Minnesota Public Radio's "Performance Today," Indiana Public Radio, the Duxbury Music Festival, the Orchestral Institute of Napa Valley, Chamber Music Silicon Valley, the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival, Opera San Jose, the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle, and the University of Alaska - Fairbanks.


Equally committed as an educator, Nicholas is recognized as a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) by the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). He has regularly adjudicated and presented at both the state and local levels, most recently for the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC), California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT), the Washington State Music Teachers Association (WSMTA), and the Kansas Music Teachers Association (KMTA). His work in the areas of developing chamber music and collaborative training curricula for pre college musicians continues to be an ongoing pedagogical endeavor as the founding director of the Kansas City Young Chamber Musicians.


Nicholas was appointed to the faculty at William Jewell College in 2022 and, prior to that, served on the faculty at Santa Clara University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.


He received his graduate and undergraduate degrees at Indiana University, where he studied piano performance with Reiko Shigeoka-Neriki, chamber music with Yael Weiss, and collaborative piano with Chih-Yi Chen. For more information, please visit


Kayla Burggraf Michal joined the Kansas City Symphony as piccolo and flute in the 2019/20 season. She was previously a fellow with the New World Symphony, served as Principal Flute of the Des Moines and Ann Arbor Symphonies, and was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. During the 2022-23 season she played Guest Principal Flute with the San Francisco Symphony for selected weeks as well as for their European tour. She has performed as Guest Principal Flute with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and as solo piccolo and in the flute sections of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Milwaukee Symphony, among others.


Burggraf Michal has performed as soloist with the Kansas City Symphony, Des Moines Symphony, New York Symphonic Ensemble Japan Tour, Chelsea Music Festival (NYC) and with Rice University's Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, and the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra as a result of winning their respective concerto competitions. As a member of the Noctua Wind Quintet she has performed at the Kennedy Center as part of the Conservatory Project and won prizes at the Fischoff, Coleman, Chamber Music Yellow Springs, and JC Arriaga competitions.


Burggraf Michal earned her master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Robert Langevin in the Orchestral Performance Program. Previously, she studied with Leone Buyse at Rice University where she received her bachelor’s degree with Distinction in Research and Creative Works. She has been influenced by additional studies with Jennifer Gunn, Stefán Höskuldsson, Stephanie Mortimore, and Renée Siebert.


This concert will take place in a private Kansas City residence, to be disclosed upon ticket purchase


3:30 - 3:55 - Arrive and mingle

4:00 - Concert

5:00 - 6:00 - Performer meet & greet 


A wine reception with light hors d'oeuvres will be provided after the concert

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