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!…
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.
In 2010, the Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA) established an annual KCCAA Community Service Award to encourage elementary and secondary school students in the greater Kansas City area to develop a stronger awareness of, and to inspire active participation in, community service. In the past several years, we have seen an increasing number of young students engaging in volunteer work, particularly under the leadership of KCCAA Youth Hope Fund. More and more young people have experienced the personal satisfaction of helping others. In order to honor their selfless efforts and to encourage others to follow their examples, KCCAA will recognize some of their most outstanding efforts to help others in our community. There will be three levels of recognitions: one first place, two second places, and three third places, evaluated based on the criteria below. To emphasize the fundamental rewards of community service, the awardees will be given plaques, scholarships, and will be announced during the KCCAA’s Chinese New Year Gala on Jan. 21, 2023, at Johnson County Community College.
This award may be offered to any primary or secondary school student in the greater Kansas City area. Any qualified student may apply.
Requirements: an applicant must – 1. Be an elementary or secondary school student (grades 1 through 12). 2. Have participated in some form of volunteer work or community service (without compensation) during the past year.
Evaluation criteria for awards: • Activities that emphasize service to others in need will be valued over experiences designed primarily as learning experiences for the applicant. The substance and impact of service will carry more weight than the number of hours served. • Initiative and leadership in the organization of group efforts to serve others will also be taken into consideration. Fundraising activities to benefit others will carry considerable weight in the judge’s decisions. However, direct service to other