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Join the free concert on Sunday Jan. 21

CMS Preparatory Program Welcomes Internationally Known Violist, Kirsten Docter

January 17, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University's Preparatory Program welcomes internationally known violist and pedagogue Kirsten Docter for an afternoon featuring a free concert and dedicated viola masterclasses on Sunday, Jan. 21, from 1-5 p.m. Ms. Docter is assistant professor of viola at Oberlin College and was a member of the Cavanni Quartet at the Cleveland Institute of Music for 23 years. A former winner of the Primrose International Viola Competition, Ms. Docter is equally prized as a pedagogue.

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One-credit workshops are being offered in several Adobe CC applications.

All Webster Students, Faculty, Staff Access Adobe Creative Cloud

January 08, 2018

The latest phase of Webster University's partnership with Adobe grants access to Adobe Creative Cloud and 20GB of cloud storage for every student, faculty member and employee across all of Webster’s U.S. and international campuses as well as its online platforms. Students will be able to use Adobe CC to create persuasive and compelling digital content, develop new critical thinking skills and share work with fellow students through these cutting-edge educational tools.

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Students displayed their work to local designers, art directors, prospective students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members

Fifth Annual Graphic Design Showcase

December 12, 2017

Local designers, art directors, prospective students, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered to commemorate the Fifth Annual Graphic Design Showcase, held Dec. 1, in the East Academic Building's Edward Jones Commons. This event is co-hosted by the Department of Art, Art History and Design and the Career Planning and Development Center. Thirteen Graphic Design students presented their digital and print portfolios, while one walked away with a $1000 award presented by the event’s agency sponsors, Momentum Worldwide.

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Webster performs 'Lysistrata' Dec. 6-10, 13-17

Conservatory Performs Ancient Greek Comedy 'Lysistrata'

December 04, 2017

How do you end a war that seems never ending? The great Greek comedian, Aristophanes, takes on this question with "Lysistrata," a story centered on the lives of the soldiers' wives toward the end of the Peloponnesian War. Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts will be performing the show beginning Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Stage III, located in Webster Hall.

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Dr. Mark Connor's work was featured at Western International Band Clinic

Visiting Professor Presents New Compositions

November 28, 2017

Mark Connor, visiting professor and composer in the Department of Music, is announcing happy news for any music composer — namely, the publication and presentation of new works. Connor’s band work “Hymn for the Steadfast” was featured this month at the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle, Washington.

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Webster University and ARDN Announce Global AIDS Prevention Project on World AIDS Day

November 27, 2017

With more than 36 million people living with HIV in 2016, the United States accounted for 1.3 million persons and more than12,000 more of those people live in Missouri. On Friday, December 1, in recognition of World AIDS Day, Webster University and the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN) will announce their domestic and global initiatives for AIDS awareness and prevention during a joint press conference and live stream event at 10:00 am CST in the Browning Hall Auditorium at Webster University in St. Louis.

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Showcase will be held on Dec. 1 in the EAB, Edward Jones Commons

Student Work Displayed in Graphic Design Showcase Dec. 1

November 17, 2017

Webster will host the 5th annual Graphic Design Showcase Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the East Academic Building, Edward Jones Commons. This showcase is an open portfolio review event in which graphic design students will present their most recent digital and print portfolios.

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donor recognition

Video: Recognition Dinner Celebrates Donors to Webster, CMS

November 15, 2017

Webster University recognized its loyal supporters at the Donor Recognition Dinner on Nov. 9 in the Starlight Room at the Chase Park Plaza. Highlights of the event included honoring Arden and Harry Fisher with the 2107 Visionary Award for their dedication to the Community Music School, inspiring hundreds of young musicians.

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A panel discussion with local music and theater leaders kicked off Brewer's Fall 2017 visit.

Soprano's Visit Includes Master Class, Scholarship Benefit

November 15, 2017

Renowned operatic soprano and visiting professor Christine Brewer returned to campus this week for a panel discussion with local theater and music leaders and a master class with Department of Music students. Wednesday evening's master class is free to all students, while the $15 general admission benefits the Nigh Opera Scholarship Fund. Brewer will return in Spring 2018 for a week-long teaching residency focused on music from the Holocaust.

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Check out Demo Day classes by visiting the Community Music School website

Now Enrolling Students for Spring Kindermusik and Music For Little Mozarts

November 15, 2017

Open enrollment for Community Music School of Webster University’s Kindermusik® and Music for Little Mozarts (keyboard) Spring classes will begin on Monday, Dec. 4. Classes are available in four convenient locations in Chesterfield, Webster Groves and University City and are open to children from newborn to six year olds and their caregivers.

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Mieko Hironaka-Bergt

In the News: Pollak, Cross, Werfelmann, Hironaka-Bergt, Bushey

November 14, 2017

Music faculty David Werfelmann and Mieko Hironaka-Bergt will be interviewed Wednesday on 107.3 FM about their Nov. 21 concert. ... Vienna director Johannes Pollak was on Austrian radio FM4 about Brexit's prospects. ... Criminology professor Remy Cross was interviewed about the investigation of police action during the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally. ... Art and psychology major Amanda Bushey was featured in the Belleville News Democrat for her art therapy work with veterans dealing with PTSD.

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