Stacy Busch Honored at ArtsKC

Stacy Busch Honored at ArtsKC

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

KHN Alum (2019) Stacy Busch, composer, was honored as a 2020 Featured Artist at the ArtsKC Awards in February.

KC Metropolis issued this review: "What is certain is that Busch is an important emerging compositional voice, fearless in its vulnerability, and able to pull disparate musical genres into a cohesive whole without artifice."

She has also announced the following upcoming events - be sure to watch her website and details for each show for possible rescheduling/cancellations due to COVID closings and social distancing guidelines: 

MAY 2, 2020 "It's For Us," performed by The Drag Queen Concerto, Mid America Freedom Band, Gem Theater (Kansas City)

MAY 8, 2020 "My Face is Not a Serious One,"  Loadbang Recordbar 

JUNE 27-28 "WHEN/TIME," Charlotte Street Foundation, Black Box Theater


Stacy Busch is a composer, musician, singer, and performer. Her concerts and show productions are designed to be provocative yet accessible in order to cultivate broader artistic interest and, in particular, reach under-served and/or misrepresented communities. Stacy is the founder and president of No Divide KC, an arts and social justice non-profit that creates artistic events for social causes. Artistically, her work deals with internal conflicts that are often taken abstractly from her personal experiences with addiction and bipolar disorder. These experiences of duality both in the mind and body are universal and her work expresses this underlying human vulnerability.

Stacy's work has been performed nationally as well as in France and Iceland. In 2020, Stacy is composing/performing the new music and theater production, When/Time in partnership with Charlotte Street Foundation. The Mid America Freedom Band is premiering her double concerto piece for two drag queens. No Divide KC is producing "Stories from Under the Stars" a storytelling event focusing on homelessness in Kansas City as well as the 1st Annual Queer Narratives Festival. Recently, Stacy released a new project and subsequent album, titled Mass, which she premiered at MTH Theater. Stacy performed at Splice Electroacoustic Music Festival, she scored the documentary "The Ordinance Project" which premiered at the Kansas City LGBTQ Film festival, she partnered with Gilda's Club KC, Owen/Cox Dance and Charlotte Street Foundation to compose and perform the music for “Collective: Our Stories of Cancer," she performed at the OutSkrts LBTQ Music Festival, her service with No Divide KC included partnerships with the Kansas City Ballet School and the Johnson County Library. 

For more about ensambles performing Stacy's work, upcoming projects, and Stacy's music, visit her website, and you can read her bio in our Resident Directory.

Congratulations, Stacy!


image credits: all photos via Stacy Busch and No Divide KC