Third Time Is the Charm for Maestro Kirt Mosier

By Lindsey Kundel, Director of Communications & Marketing 

Although travel restrictions precluded Mr. Kirt Mosier from spending the month of April in Taiwan as the TAS Artist in Residence on two separate occasions during the pandemic, we are thrilled to announce that the third time really is the charm. Maestro Kirt Mosier will visit TAS for our upcoming US Arts Festival this spring from April 10-22, working with vocal, string and music composition students and serving as the guest conductor for the US Arts Festival Music Finale Concert on April 22. 

The TAS Visiting Scholar and Artist in Residence programs bring relevant, distinguished, and stimulating figures to TAS each year to share singular insights and experiences with students. 

Over the years, experts in their fields have spent up to one month at TAS, sharing a wealth of knowledge with students. From intergalactic explorations to historical journeys into Asia’s past, visiting scholars' and artists’ expertise has strengthened the educational opportunities for everyone at Taipei American School. 

About Maestro Mosier

Kirt Mosier Is an internationally known and critically acclaimed composer and conductor. Mr. Mosier is the conductor of the Lee’s Summit Symphony and has been the artistic director for the Kansas City Youth Symphony. Mosier has also served on the national board of Music for All. 

He has conducted numerous performances with international orchestras at locations such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Reykjavik Iceland’s Harpa Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein and MuTH Concert Halls, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, Singapore, Jakarta, South Korea, Thailand and Australia’s famed Sydney Opera House. 

Mosier has twice won national composition awards with his 1993 work entitled “Baltic Dance” and his 2004 composition entitled “American Reel”. In 2010 Mr. Mosier was commissioned by the Portland Ballet Company of Portland, Maine to write an original score for their production of “The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow”. He has had many works featured at the Midwest International Clinic in Chicago and is a frequent guest conductor at the event. 

Mr. Mosier also taught orchestration for the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory and had a distinguished career as Director of Orchestras with the Raytown and Lee’s Summit School Districts in Missouri. 

Mr. Mosier was the founding teacher of the Digital Media Technology program at Summit Technology Academy which is housed by the Lee’s Summit R7 School District. Digital Media Technology students learn studio multitrack recording as well as video editing software and techniques. Mr. Mosier’s students at Summit Technology Academy have won national recognition and many are in the professional industry today. 

Mr. Mosier continues to appear as a guest conductor throughout the world. He also writes annually for several publishers and fills commissions for many groups. In 2022, Kirt Mosier was inducted into the Raytown Quality Schools Alumni Hall Of Fame.