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Webster students are studying European Contemporary Dance in Geneva as part of a summer abroad program.

Dance Students Spend Summer Abroad in Geneva

May 30, 2018

Webster University Department of Dance students are enjoying an eight-week summer course at the Webster Geneva campus with classes from Webster alumnus Ramon Moraes and fellow Royal Ballet School alumna Estelle Bovay. This new study abroad program for dance is a partnership between the Department of Dance, Webster Geneva, and Conservatoire populaire de musique, danse et théâtre in Geneva.

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Werfelmann with resident performer Douglas O’Connor

Werfelmann Compositions Performed in South Carolina, Florida

May 23, 2018

David Werfelmann’s recent multi-movement composition received another hearing last month at Furman University, with the Consortium World Premiere performance of "On the Shoulders of Giants." His "Fractals in the Afterglow," a work for saxophone and piano, was performed at a new music festival in Florida. Werfelmann is now spending the first weeks of summer at PLAYA, a multi-disciplinary residency program in Oregon.

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Students and colleagues shared the news with a surprise party.

2018 Student Employees, Supervisor of the Year

May 21, 2018

Jennifer Hylton-Whited, representative for the Department of Art, Design and Art History (DADAH), was selected as the 2017-18 Student Employment Supervisor of the Year. She was nominated by nine of her student workers. A surprise party was organized in her honor by students and colleagues. See other outstanding nominees and previously announced Student Employees of the Year.

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Congratulations to the CMS Kindermusik community

Community Music School Named Top Early Childhood Education Program

May 11, 2018

The Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University Kindermusik program has been named a Top Program by Kindermusik International, the world’s leading publisher of music and movement programs. The Kindermusik Top Program Conductor Circle award recognizes excellence in building an expansive program and reaching many families in the community with music and early childhood education.

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Conservatory 50th

Highlights from Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th Anniversary Celebration

May 11, 2018

A celebration weekend for Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th anniversary was held at the main campus April 20-22. Over 250 alumni Conservatory alumni and their guests took part in the festivities throughout the weekend, reconnecting with friends and faculty, and celebrating 50 years of great theatre. Click through for photos and video highlights from the event.

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Friday, May 11, 5-7 p.m. in Hunt Gallery

2018 MA Exhibition: Patricia Clark, 'Bound and Determined'

May 09, 2018

The final Hunt Gallery opening and exhibition of the academic year is the 2018 Department of Art, Design and Art History M.A. Exhibition, "Patricia Clark: Bound and Determined." Clark had a recent solo show of paintings at Bruno David Gallery. This exhibition of paintings and video is thoughtful, timely and even provocative. The reception on Friday, May 11, 5-7 p.m. is free and open to the public.

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Contact Jeff Hughes to loan an item for the exhibit.

Have Something to Share? Help co-curate the '68 art exhibition

April 27, 2018

Marking the 50th anniversary of the watershed year of 1968, Webster University's Hunt Gallery will present the exhibition '68 with a few selected works created in 1968 by Eva Hesse, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Serra and others...and you're invited to help co-curate the show. Following the success of the "Neighborhood's Choice" exhibition in 2016, the Webster community is again invited to loan items pertinent to this exhibition, which opens Aug. 31. If you have items to suggest for the exhibition, contact Jeff Hughes by May 11.

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Webster University Dance Residency students taught worked with students at Webster Groves High School.

Dance Residency Students Work in School District with Donor Support

April 25, 2018

The Webster University Dance Residency annually places students as mentors in mini-residency at local high schools, with support from private donors. This year they worked with Webster Groves High School and its Theatre Program, integrating dance into the curriculum. One Dance Fellow pursuing a degree in special education at Webster was able to add to the special needs aspect of the 2018 residency.

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Catch scenes performed by Webster students, directed by Jacob Lassetter.

Opera Studio Presents Spring Scenes April 20-21

April 19, 2018

Webster University Opera Studio presents spring scenes performed by Webster students, directed by Jacob Lassetter, with Sandra Geary on piano. "A Family Affair" features scenes from Little Women, Eugene Onegin, Hansel and Gretel, Die Fledermaus and more. Admission is free in the Community Music School Friday and Saturday, April 20-21.

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Running April 18-22 in the Browning Mainstage Theatre. Call 314-968-7128 for tickets.

Webster Conservatory Presents Whimsical Love Story 'Brigadoon,' April 18-22

April 18, 2018

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University presents the whimsical love story "Brigadoon," where two New Yorkers find themselves lost on vacation in the Scottish Highlands. "Brigadoon" will run from April 18-22 and is one of several events celebrating the Conservatory's 50th Anniversary Season.

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The ensemble performs on Sunday, April 29

Dance Ensemble 2018 Features Flamenco, Contemporary, Ballet

April 18, 2018

The Webster University Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents the Webster University Dance Ensemble 2018 (WUDE), under the artistic direction of Beckah Reed. With choreography from international artist Cleo Parker Robinson, alumna Eve Mason and faculty emeritus Gary Hubler, come experience the beauty and uplifting attributes of dance, its rhythms, power of community and also explore some of the challenges of humanity in 2018.

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Journal staffers celebrate their Mark of Excellence Awards. Photo courtesy of Haley Walter, who won for General News Reporting.

Webster Students Win Journalism Excellence Awards

April 17, 2018

Five staff members of The Journal, Webster University's student newspaper, won Mark of Excellence Awards at the Region 7 Conference of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The students won first-place awards in general news reporting, in-depth reporting, and featuring writing, while one was also a finalist for a second article in the feature writing category. Their award-winning work covered current issues in St. Louis and campus life events.

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A panel of leaders discussed the arts' impact on St. Louis culture and business.

In the News: Impact of Webster Conservatory, Arts in St. Louis

April 13, 2018

An experts roundtable hosted at Webster University is featured in the St. Louis Business Journal, with arts leaders from across the region discussing the impact of the arts. ... A guest commentary by Tony Award winner Terry Schnuck highlighted how "arts are good for business," noting the many Webster alumni who've made their mark. ... The cover of the Ladue News this week features the Conservatory 50th anniversary with quotes from Dottie Englis. ... President Stroble is interviewed in the Post-Dispatch's "Advancing St. Louis" series.

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