Department of Music Welcomes New Students with Opening Convocation

Sep. 1, 2017

Department of Music Welcomes New Students with Opening Convocation
Annual opening convocation gets year off to the right start

Faculty and students in the Department of Music officially commenced the new school year on Thursday, Aug. 31, with the annual opening convocation.  

“We start with welcoming new students by name, and close with singing the alma mater,” said Jeffrey Carter, chair of the Department of Music.

“In between, we conduct a bit of business, introduce faculty, celebrate successes, announce the new recipients of endowed scholarships, recognize faculty, and witness some music. And we laugh a lot. The year is off to the right start when we are finished.”

The Department of Music inaugurated three new endowed scholarships this year, continuing a promising trend for current and future music students at Webster. “In the last nine years, we’ve more than doubled our number of endowed scholarship funds that support student success and recognize our brightest and best,” Carter said.

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The Department of Music inaugurated three new endowed scholarships this year.

Convocation music was provided by senior vocal performance major Louisa Wimmer, the inaugural recipient of the of the Sister Eloise Jarvis Endowed Scholarship; and by Atum Jones BM ’17, who missed the Spring 2017 Honors Convocation while a student at the Webster Vienna campus.

For more photos of the event, visit Carter's blog.

About the Department of Music at Webster

Webster University's music program provides all Webster students an opportunity to perform in students ensembles, and to study music theory in classes and performance in private lessons. Many students take music classes designed for non-majors, such as jazz, world music, and art music appreciation courses.

Nine programs are designed for music majors, including a full gamut of performance degrees, a general music major that is often combined with a non-arts major, music composition, two music education certification areas, and jazz and music technology. Many music majors opt for a time in Vienna during the junior year of study.

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