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Lauren Honz '16 earned a bachelor of music education at Webster University.

Honz '16 Named Conductor for St. Louis Children's Choirs

July 24, 2017

Lauren Honz (BME ’16) has been named conductor of one of the St. Louis Children’s Choirs. The choirs include about 450 talented young singers (ages 6 to 18) from more than 200 schools and 85 zip codes in Missouri and Illinois. While at Webster, Honz received the prestigious Peggy Fossett Endowed Music Scholarship and the Jean Sinor Memorial Scholarship, as well as the highly competitive Tresa Jo Wilson Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Missouri Choral Directors Association.

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Browning Hall is nearly complete, but the building is officially off limits until an occupation permit is issued.

Safety Reminder - Browning Hall Off Limits to All but Authorized Personnel

July 19, 2017

Browning Hall, the Interdisciplinary Science Building, is nearly completed, but construction crews are still on site installing major components of the building and completing punch list work. Because it is still officially under construction, the building and the area inside the fenced-off construction zone are off-limits to all but authorized personnel.

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Composing on the shores of Lake Clark, Alaska

Webster Music Professor Selected Artist in Residence on Lake Clark, Alaska

July 18, 2017

David Werfelmann, assistant professor in the Department of Music, was artist in residence at the Chulitna Lodge Wilderness Retreat in Alaska this summer. Werfelmann was among 15 artists selected for a residency at Chulitna from over 200 applicants through a juried selection process. It's the second consecutive summer he has gone "off the grid" for creative pursuits, this time collecting and setting texts for a new choral work to be premiered by the Webster University Chamber Singers.

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Butz

Snapshots: Sargent, Alumni at Special Performance of Norbert Leo Butz' 'Whirligig'

July 13, 2017

On Friday, June 2, Peter Sargent, dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts welcomed Webster alumni to a special performance of “The Whirligig” at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre in New York City. Alumni came from near and far to see fellow alumnus Norbert Leo Butz, BFA ’90, who starred in the world premiere. A private meet-and-greet with the beloved actor took place after the performance.

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Most buildings on the Webster Groves Home Campus will lose power for most the day on July 29.

Power Outage Scheduled for Home Campus on Sat. July 29

July 12, 2017

An Ameren planned power outage is scheduled for the Webster Groves home campus on Saturday, July 29. Most buildings on campus will start to lose power as early as 2 a.m. that morning. Power is not anticipated to be restored until later Saturday afternoon.

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Enroll by Aug. 10 for a discount, or try a free Demo Day Aug. 12-19.

CMS Fall Kindermusik, Little Mozarts Enrollment Now Open

July 10, 2017

Enrollment for fall Kindermusik and Music for Little Mozarts (keyboard) classes is now open at the Community Music School of Webster University, with five St. Louis-area locations. These activities are carefully and creatively designed to enhance children's cognitive, language, physical, creative, and social-emotional development. Plus, they help foster a lifelong love of and appreciation for the music itself.

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New Programs and Certificates Introduced for Summer 2017

July 07, 2017

With Browning Hall, Interdisciplinary Science Building, only weeks away from being completed, Webster University is augmenting its STEM-related courses by introducing a new undergraduate major that will be able to take advantage of the new lab space – Chemistry.

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Lassetter singing in Italy

Voice Professor, Student, Alumna in Italy for Symposium

July 05, 2017

Jacob Lassetter, associate professor of voice in the Department of Music, is singing and teaching this month at the Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium in Robbiate, Italy. Webster student Sophie Shugart and alumna Kait Turner are participating in this year’s program, receiving lessons, coaching, movement, conversational Italian instruction, and performance opportunities.

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Lara Teeter, seen here teaching in the Muny Summer Intensive, is head of Musical Theatre at Webster.

News Around Webster: Teeter at Broadway Bootcamp; McGrath, Daniel on GCP; Rockwell with Afghan journalists

June 26, 2017

Lara Teeter taught at Kristin Chenoweth’s Broadway Bootcamp in Oklahoma. ... Kim McGrath and Ron Daniel presented at NAFSA in Los Angeles on "Global Citizenship: Learning Outcomes in a Worldwide Curriculum." ... Rick Rockwell was cited for his webinar work with journalists in Afghanistan and the Salam Watandar radio network by Internews.

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Peter Sargent, dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, was honored by the Educational Theatre Association this weekend.

Educational Theatre Association Honors Peter Sargent

June 26, 2017

Peter Sargent has been honored with the Educational Theatre Association’s Founders’ Award, which is presented to an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the growth and development of theatre education, research and practice. The award recognizes work that supports the principles and mission of the EdTA founders to promote and strengthen theatre education.

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Stuart Chapman Hill, director of Music Education

Webster Music Education Director, Choral Teacher in Residence in North Carolina

June 21, 2017

Stuart Chapman Hill, director of Music Education in the Department of Music, is teaching this summer at the Governor’s School of North Carolina, a residential summer enrichment program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students. A published composer and researcher, Hill is assistant professor of music in the Webster University Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, where he leads the Women’s Chorus and teaches courses in choral music education.

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Martha J. Hart

Hart Mentors Singers in Opera Theatre Program

June 14, 2017

Martha J. Hart, director of Vocal Studies in the Webster University Department of Music, has completed another year of teaching for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ Spring Training program. The two-week program provides high school students with an introduction to the on-stage and backstage world of opera production. Each week culminates in a solo performance and a group scene following time spent in voice lessons, music rehearsal, staging, makeup and movement sessions, plus master classes.

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Special Offer from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

June 06, 2017

Webster University has been home to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s annual festival season for 42 years. As a thank you for the Webster’s important role in OTSL’s success, the company is pleased to offer Webster faculty and staff members one pair of complimentary tickets to this Friday’s performance of "The Grapes of Wrath."

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Carter

Carter Directs 'Sweet Smell of Success' with Students in Band

May 31, 2017

Jeffrey Carter, chair of the Department of Music, returns to musical theatre direction this week as "The Sweet Smell of Success" opens on Friday, June 2, and runs Thursday/Friday/Saturday through June 24 at New Line Theatre. With his fourth recent production, Carter says, “I view these shows as application of what we teach in the Bachelor of Music music direction program in the Department of Music." Two students are also in the band.

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One lucky donor will receive a coveted parking spot for a week.

Contribute to Arts and Education Council, Receive ARTS Card Discounts

May 19, 2017

Webster University is participating in Workplace Giving in an effort to support the Arts and Education Council again this year. The arts are vital to our region. They make St. Louis a great place to live. With a donation of $50 or more, you'll receive an ARTS card, which allows you to take advantage of special discounts on events throughout the year.

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