Tiberius KlausnerHonoring Tiberius Klausner

Since 1958, Youth Symphony of Kansas City has provided high-quality music making opportunity to young musicians throughout the region. We ask you to join us in honoring a very special friend who meant so much to Youth Symphony throughout its history.

Tiberius Klausner began teaching violin in Kansas City in 1955 — just a few years before the founding of the Youth Symphony. For nearly 60 years, Tiberius has inspired and educated generations of violinists, many of whom have been a part of Youth Symphony family.

A number of Tiberius’ students once served as concertmaster in Youth Symphony and many have continued to pursue music professionally in orchestras and as educators across the globe.

In honor of Tiberius’ profound impact on the Youth Symphony, in 2014, we established an endowed chair that shall bear his name in perpetuity — the Tiberius Klausner Endowed Concertmaster Chair.

This honor aims to serve as a lasting tribute to Tiberius and to bring attention to the hundreds of students and countless others who have been inspired through his musical gifts.  Funds raised are used for scholarship needs to assist those students who possess the talent but whose families lack the financial means to participate in Youth Symphony, an ongoing need that is near and dear to Tiberius’ heart.

Please join us in celebrating Tiberius’ legacy with a special gift in his honor today.  

Make your gift online or call Director of Development, Gregory A. Carroll at 816-463-9006.

You may also mail your gift:

Youth Symphony of Kansas City
209 W. 18th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Thank you for your generosity!


Tiberius Klausner Endowed Concertmaster Chairs since 2015:
Olivia Everett
Andrea Shehi
Bethlehem Kelley

We are especially grateful to these friends who have joined in honoring Tiberius with a special contribution in his name:

Tiberius Klausner

Kenneth and Ann Baum
Dr. Irene Bettinger
Irwin and Rita Blitt
Harvey Bodker
Betty Brand
Jerry Cosner
David and Sandy Eisenberg
Rene Goldman
Susan Hammer
Barnett and Shirley Helzberg
Judy Levine-Holley and Steve Holley
Joan Horan
Steve and Joan Israelite
Jennie Levine Knies
Andrea Kempf and Evan Luskin
Danielle Klausner
Mirra Klausner and Todd Clauer
Serena Klausner
Regina and Bill Kort
Elizabeth Suh Lane and Henry Lane
Steven Murray
Marie Reid
Carol and Harold Sader
Marie Lerner-Sexton
Donald and Melanie Shirk
Marvin Szneler
Mrs. John D. Turner

Listed are contributions made through October 1, 2015.

Please Note: Contributions to the Youth Symphony’s endowed funds are used according to the Investment Spending Policy in place, which is limited to usage of the interest earned.

Read about Mr. Klausner’s impact on our community and all who knew him here.