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Alumnus’ Determination to Bring Music to Kansas City’s Youth

Darryl Chamberlain has helped more than 200 students learn to play instruments

At 10 years old, Darryl Chamberlain (B.A. ’15, ’16) walked to school composing music in his head. Despite having no formal training and no instruments in his home, the music still came to him at an early age. Now, more than 40 years later, Chamberlain is actually composing some of those melodies for the Kansas City children in his A-Flat Youth Orchestra

Complete story in UMKC Today