Celebrating the AAPI Heritage Month

As an IRS 501(c)(3) organization, the Kansas City Chinese American Association is committed
to promote and educate the public about Chinese history and culture. KCCAA calls for a
celebration of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and condemns any
form of racism and inequality against the Chinese, Asian and other minority communities.
These groups have made tremendous contributions to our city, state, and country. We
promote inclusion of all cultures and ethnicities and demand equal human rights without
prejudice. As a country for immigrants and a place where people from around the world
come to chase the American Dream, we sincerely call for a united community to support
the movement of demanding equality for the Chinese and minority groups living in the
United States.

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KCCAA 2023 New Year Gala

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Career Connections

The Asian Chamber is hosting its annual virtual Career Fair on March 2nd 2023.  Participating organizations include Argosy Casino, Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell, Evergy, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Garmin, GEHA, JE Dunn, KC NSC Honeywell, UMB, and more! Here is more information: https://www.asianchamberkc.com/2023-career-connections

The resumes will be sent directly to recruiters of the participating organizations, who will then select candidates for exclusive 1-on-1 virtual interviews. Deadline to submit a resume is Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 4 PM CST. It should be a great event for any KCCAA member who is looking for a job with major corporations in Kansas City!…

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Production Crew and Performers Info

Producer: Jing Zou (Presendent-elect, KCCAA)

Director: Junyi Nie

Chinese pianist Junyi Nie is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory, studying with Alon Goldstein as a scholarship and doctoral teaching fellowship recipient.

During the 2022-2023 season, as the 2021 Concerto/Aria competition winner, Junyi performed with the UMKC Conservatory Orchestra in James C. Olson Performing Arts Center White Recital Hall in March. In August, Junyi participated in Tel-Hai Piano Masterclass in Israel and performed in the concert, Remembering Marina Bondarenko. In September, Junyi performed at the International Mendelssohn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. Other performances include the Brahms Festival and the Haydn Piano Sonatas Marathon in Kansas City.

In this upcoming season, Junyi is invited to be the director of the 2023 Chinese New Year gala in January, organized by the Kansas City Chinese American Association at Midwest Trust Center Yardley Hall. In February, Junyi will be the guest musician playing concerts at the 2023 Emerald Coast Music Alliance in Florida. Under the support of the UMKC Conservatory Alumni Fund,  Junyi will go to Italy to hold a concert series of Chinese Art Songs collaborating with Chinese Sporano Ziyu Liang. In April, Junyi will perform in Bartok reimagined concert, where she also serves as the assistant director.

The highlight of the 2021 season includes performances at the Abbey Bach Festival in Oregon, Emerald Coast Music Alliance in Florida, a solo recital at the Chapel Garden Spot Village, Pennsylvania,  the 2021 KCCAA Chinese New Year Gala, and several concert series, including in Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas, Ravel Reimagined, and Mozart Piano Concertos Celebration in Kansas City.

Junyi is also passionate about music education. She was an instructor at Boston University, where she taught group piano and aural skills. Currently, Junyi is teaching group piano and applied piano lessons at UMKC Conservatory and is a faculty member at UMKC Conservatory Academy. In August 2021, Junyi was invited to give a piano pedagogy lecture at the Conero International Music Festival in Kansas. In addition, Junyi is a producer of musical educational videos, promoting classical music through Youtube Channel Dr. Cat Music and writing articles on Wechat official account.

Junyi holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from Wuhan Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music Degree from Boston University.

Production Director: Chunyan Qiu

Chunyan is the vice president of KCCAA and the …

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