Learn about the history of the Western Conservatory of Music, originally established in Rolla in 1882. Later, the music school would move briefly to Carthage, then Kansas City, and finally to Chicago. Dr. David Samson, Missouri S&T assistant professor of music, talks about the history of the conservatory. Dr. Sampson's presentation was held before an audience at Missouri Science and Technology Curtis Laws Wilson Library in Rolla on Oct. 17, 2023, and recorded on Zoom. The presentation was cosponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri and Missouri S&T Archives.
This presentation is part of On a Miner Note: Musical Miners and Missouri Sounds, a series of exhibits and performances held at Missouri Science and Technology in Rolla. Sponsored by Missouri S&T Archives and the State Historical Society of Missouri Rolla Research Center.