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St. Louis Performing and Visual Arts College Fair at Webster University

Webster hosts 400 students, parents at Performing and Visual Arts College Fair

October 10, 2018

Webster University hosted the St. Louis Performing and Visual Arts College Fair on Oct. 8, connecting high school students interested in the fine and performing arts and entertainment arts, with colleges that offer those areas of study. Over 60 colleges participated, and approximately 400 students and parents attended.

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Save the date for this annual salute to mid-year graduates.

Save the Date: December Toast 2018

October 05, 2018

Save the Date for the December Toast, the celebration of our mid-year graduates: Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Webster University Community Music School. This event will honor our August, October and December graduates from the greater St. Louis area. For more information on the December Toast and to RSVP, visit webster.edu/commencement/DecemberToast.

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Department of Music Ensemble Performances Oct. 5, Oct. 7

October 04, 2018

More than 150 students and faculty in the Department of Music kick off the the ensemble performance year this weekend in two different concerts in the Webster University Community Music School concert hall. Webster University choirs present a concert on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. The Webster University Orchestra opens their season on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in a concert featuring the 2018 student concerto/aria contest winners

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Dean Peter Sargent and the Stage Management program were recognized by the Stage Managers' Association.

Sargent, Stage Management Program Honored by SMA

September 26, 2018

Peter Sargent and Webster University’s Stage Management program were honored at an awards ceremony held by the Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) in New York City. The dean of Webster's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts received the first SMA special award for Achievement in Stage Management Education for “inspiring generations of professional stage managers.” He was introduced by alumna Julia Jones '89, who was stage manager for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical.

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Music Professor Completes PLAYA Composer Residency

September 26, 2018

David Werfelmann, assistant professor in the Department of Music, spent a portion of summer holiday at PLAYA in Oregon in a composer residency program. During this time, Warfelmann dove into finishing a composition that had to be completed before his departure day. Werfelmann’s next new work premieres on Oct. 5, when Webster University Chamber Singers perform a multi-movement work written for them.

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Conservatory of Theatre Arts will preform 'The Fantastics' Oct. 3-7 and Oct. 10-14.

Conservatory Presents 'The Fantasticks' Oct. 3-7, Oct. 10-14

September 25, 2018

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University opens its 2018-19 season with "The Fantasticks," an allegorical story that focuses on two young lovers, their meddling fathers, and the journey we all must take through adolescent thrills. Performances run from Oct. 3-7 and Oct. 10-14. To reserve tickets, call the Fine Arts hotline at (314) 968-7128.

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Artist and Alumna Alexa Hoyer “Montaje Al Aire”

Hunt Gallery Presents Alumna Alexa Hoyer "Montaje Al Aire" Sept. 28

September 25, 2018

The Cecille R. Hunt Gallery at Webster University will present an exhibition of photographic art by artist Alexa Hoyer BFA '03, whose work explores how the economic blockade against Cuba is met with innovation via storefront window displays. The opening reception during Reunion Weekend is Friday, Sept. 28, from 6-8 p.m. Hoyer will speak briefly about her work at 6:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The show will be open through Nov. 2.

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Students are invited to visit the ARC for tutoring services and other opportunities.

Tutoring Program Available to Students Through the Academic Resource Center

September 21, 2018

As the semester is well underway, students may be presenting a need for additional subject-matter assistance. The Webster University Tutoring Program at the Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides a pool of capable tutors who can work one-on-one with students to help them achieve greater confidence, independence, and success as learners. This program is free of charge and serves all students who are currently enrolled in courses at Webster University. Individual peer tutoring is available by appointment for both short-term "catch-up" assistance and ongoing support.

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Deadline Extended for Fall, Fall 1 Starfish Early Term Progress Survey

September 14, 2018

Deadline extended for current Starfish Early Term Progress Survey. Due to recent access issues to the Student Success Portal, powered by Starfish, the Early Term Progress Survey – Fall and Fall 1, 2018, which was set to expire at 11 p.m. CST on Monday, Sept. 17, has been extended to 11 p.m. CST on Friday, Sept. 21.

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Scholarship recipients 2018-19

Department of Music Convocation recognizes scholarship recipients

September 06, 2018

The Department of Music held its annual Fall Convocation on Aug. 30.  Department chair Jeffrey Carter and Peter Sargent, Dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, welcomed students and introduced new faculty member Matt Pickart. A highlight of the convocation is the recognition of students receiving endowed and annual scholarship awards.

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Freedom: The American Hustle

Webster Presents, 'Freedom: The American Hustle' a Multi-Media Exhibit

September 05, 2018

Webster University presents "Freedom: The American Hustle," a multi-media exhibit by St. Louis artists John K. Blair and Vaughn Davis Jr., at the Arcade Contemporary Art Projects at the Gateway campus. The opening reception is 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The exhibit takes its title and much of its inspiration from seminal films from the 1970’s Blaxploitation genre, some of which will screen at the Webster Groves campus the weekend of Sept. 8-9. A panel discussion with the artists and Webster faculty members will be held Friday, Oct. 12, at the Arcade.

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Department of Music season opening event flyer

Music Opens Season with Instrumental Faculty Showcase Sept. 9

September 05, 2018

The Webster University Department of Music kicks off the 2018-19 performance season with an Instrumental Faculty Showcase on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium. The first-of-its-kind performance features the entire Webster University Instrumental Faculty performing hallmark works from the string, woodwind and brass repertoire.

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Walker School Dean Simone Cummings was profiled in the St. Louis Business Journal.

In the News: Cummings featured; CMS on NPR; WILLOW in national news

September 04, 2018

Simone Cummings was featured in the St. Louis Business Journal on work-life balance. ... Coverage of WILLOW Project client Angel Stewart went national, with Associated Press stories appearing in outlets across the country. ... Community Music School student Jerry Chang's live performance will air along with an interview on NPR's From the Top this week.

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