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Jie Wang led high school students through a master class.

Chinese Dance Professor Leads Master Class

August 19, 2019

As part of the Confucius Institute at Webster University’s China Spotlight Series and the Webster Department of Dance’s Summer Intensive, the Confucius Institute and the Department of Dance jointly invited Jie Wang, associate professor from the Dance Education Department in the School of Arts and Communication at Beijing Normal University in China, to host a master class for high school students from across the country on Aug. 2. Her class showcased Tibetan folk dance.

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Applications are open through Sept. 16, for activities beginning June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020.

Applications for 2019-20 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund

August 15, 2019

Applications for the 2019-20 Adjunct Faculty Development Fund are now open. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 16, 2019. Requests for funds should be for activities during the period beginning June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020. The fund, which was established in Spring 2016 by the Office of the Provost, is designed to support eligible adjunct faculty for professional development, professional travel and research activities.

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Ece Tuncel

News Around Webster: Bhaila, Bode, Cosic, Smith, Tuncel

August 12, 2019

Ece Tuncel published an article in Group Decision and Negotiation and received a $10,000 (NTR)-Peterson Grant for her research on negotiations. ... Karuna Bhaila completed a summer internship at Janzabar with faculty advisor Marty Smith, made possible through a grant received by Webster. ... Erin Bode's latest recording, "Here and Now," is available for download and on CD. ... Zlatko Cosic's "Pizzicato" will screen at festivals in Switzerland this month.

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Erin Bode '03, who teaches lyric writing and song writing, is experimenting with new ways of reaching audiences.

Erin Bode '03 Charts New Path in Songwriting

August 05, 2019

Erin Bode (BA ’03), Saint Louis-based singer/songwriter, is having a busy 2019. Her latest album, Here and Now, is available for download and on compact disc. Bode has also released the album on vinyl, a first for her. Bode, who teaches lyric writing and song writing in the Department of Music’s Bachelor of Music in Composition (Songwriting) major, is also experimenting with new ways of reaching audiences in the fast-changing world of popular music and recordings.

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Matt Vogel

In the News: Pickart on music career, Vogel's Big Bird in KC, Smith on media literacy, Laburda on mental health

July 25, 2019

Matt Pickart was a recent subject of "20Q," a feature that introduces readers to people involved in the area’s arts and entertainment community in The Gazette. ... Conservatory of Theatre Arts alumnus Matt Vogel and his work on "Sesame Street" was the focus of a July 10 Kansas City Star feature story. ... Julie Smith was quoted in Education Dive about a study that exposed the difficulties in trying to teach media literacy in K-12 environments. ... Webster alumna and licensed mental health counselor Mary Beth Laburda was a featured columnist in USA Today’s “Florida Today” section.

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Webster Presence Strong at Union Avenue Opera Summer Season

July 23, 2019

The Department of Music is represented throughout the Union Avenue Opera (UAO) summer 2019 season, with current students, alumni and adjunct faculty on stage, working on staff, and performing in the orchestra. The season continues with two more performances of "La Bohème" on Aug. 2 and Aug. 3; and with the regional premiere of "Glory Denied" Aug. 16, 17, 23 and 24.

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Andrew Goldbranson

Remembering Andrew Goldbranson, Webster Conservatory Student

July 16, 2019

The Webster University community mourns the passing of Andrew Goldbranson, a student who was following a passion for acting and musical theatre in Webster's Conservatory of Theatre Arts. The Conservatory community has been notified and memorial services will be held July 17-18 in Darien, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Andrew Goldbranson Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fall the Conservatory will explore an appropriate way to honor Andrew's time at Webster.

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Chamberlin's Music Available on SheetMusicPlus

July 15, 2019

Bob Chamberlin, emeritus professor of music, has listed many of his musical works on SheetMusicPlus, an internet-based retail outlet. "My motivation to do this...I've never been much of a promoter of my own music and never actively pursued publication whole-heartedly, being content to be self-published and sell copies if someone expressed interest. When I noticed other friends/composers promoting their scores via Facebook, I thought I should give it a try.”

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CMS offers outstanding music education and performance opportunities to students of all ages and abilities and serves the entire St. Louis metropolitan region.

CMS: Fall Kindermusik class enrollment now open

July 10, 2019

Inspire your child's love of music. Sing, dance, wiggle and giggle with your little one at a free Kindermusik Demo Day class. Aug. 10-17, the Community Music School of Webster will offer sample classes at each of their locations in Webster Groves, Des Peres, University City and Chesterfield. Classes are open to children ages newborn to 6-years-old, and their caregivers.

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Liam Le Quang

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on pesticides, Flewellen on diversity, Mink on film, chess alumnus, Conservatory student

July 03, 2019

Nicole Miller-Struttmann discussed the effect of pesticides on pollinators on Fox2 after the City of Glendale announced it would stop weekly fogging for mosquitoes. ... Vincent C. Flewellen and Patrick Giblin were quoted in an "Insight into Diversity" article on "Witnessing Whiteness." ... Webster alumnus and former chess team member Liam Le Quang was in Vietnamnet news after winning the Summer Chess Classic. ... School of Communications faculty member Eric Mink will lead a post-film discussions during the “Silver Screen” film festival. ... Conservatory student Nate Walczyk was mentioned in the River Cities Reader for summer work at a live performance lighting company.

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McGee performing in Webster University Opera Scenes, 2016

Vocal Performance Alumni Join Summer Opera Theatre

July 01, 2019

Webster University vocal performance alumni Brittany Graham, MM ’18 and Randell McGee, BM ’16 joined the cohort of Leigh Gerdine Young Artists this summer season at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Members of the program sing in the chorus as well as in supporting roles and/or cover for leading and featured roles in mainstage productions of the Opera Theatre of St. Louis.

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In the News: Ghana and Rhiney, Gutoskey's 'Pulse' art, Webster outreach

June 19, 2019

Webster Ghana and Professor Eric Rhiney were mentioned for their part in an upcoming Women in PR conference. ... Alumnus John Gutoskey is one of the artists featured in a story about an art exhibit focusing on the Pulse Nightclub attack in Orlando. ... Webster University was mentioned as one of a few institutions that reached out to ITT students to help them continue their education after the for-profit company went bankrupt.

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Music's Werfelmann Named Finalist for The American Prize

June 11, 2019

David Werfelmann, associate professor and director of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program, has been named a finalist for The American Prize. He is recognized in the "instrumental chamber work" category for his composition Suite à l’antique. The American Prize is a series of non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals.

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CMS Summer Registration

Community Music School New Student Registration June 8-13

June 04, 2019

The Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University offers one-on-one instruction on all instruments of the band and orchestra, piano, guitar, harp and voice at three St. Louis locations. Students of all ages and ability levels can be matched with one of the 100 master music teachers during New Student Registration for the Summer semester June 8-13. The summer semester for Individual Lessons runs from June 20 through Aug. 1.

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