News Articles

Gabrielle Christiansen

Annual Senior BA Exhibition, Art History Symposium

April 27, 2017

This Friday, April 28, offers the Webster University community a chance to see the culminating work by senior students in the Department of Art, Design & Art History (DADAH) through the annual BA Exhibition and the Art History Symposium. The symposium with presenter Gabrielle Christiansen will be at noon in Sverdrup 123, while the opening reception for the BA Exhibition is from 6-8 p.m. in the Hunt Gallery.

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Opera Scenes presented by the Department of Music

Webster University Presents Opera Scenes April 28-29

April 27, 2017

Webster University proudly presents the Spring Opera Scenes under the direction of Alice Nelson. Students perform scenes from Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito; Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites; Kurt Weill's Street Scene; Richard Strauss' Arabella; Menotti's The Saint of Bleecker Street; Cavalli's L'Ormindo; and Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado accompanied by Sandra Geary, pianist.

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CMS orchestras and ensembles provide opportunities to participate in multiple performance programs

Band, String Students Encouraged to Apply for Community Music School Orchestras, Ensembles

April 24, 2017

Band and string students ages 7 years through high school are encouraged to apply and audition for the Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University's orchestras or ensembles including String Ensemble, String Orchestra, Young People's Concert Orchestra, Young People's Symphonic Orchestra, Music Today!, Preparatory Program (chamber music), and Percussion Ensemble.

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David Werfelmann

Werfelmann's Work "Fractals in the Afterglow" Featured in New Album of Music for Saxophone, Piano

April 17, 2017

Assistant professor of music David Werfelmann's work 'Fractals in the Afterglow' is featured in a new album by Andrew Harrison titled 'In the City: New Works for Saxophone and Piano.' Werfelmann wrote his piece in 2014 and Harrison later commissioned and recored it. This work, 'Fractals in the Afterglow,' is a kind of meditation on the notion that fractals really are everywhere in the known universe, the afterglow of the bigbang.

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Webster dance student

Annual Webster University Dance Ensemble April 28-30

April 17, 2017

The Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Department of Dance presents the Webster University Dance Ensemble 2017 (WUDE), under the artistic direction of Beckah Reed. This year’s concert, April 28-30, shares contemporary choreography from international artist Nejla Yatkin; environmental performer and alumna Heather Sultz, and a collaboration with the dancers of Big Muddy Dance Company, with choreographer Thom Dancy.

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Donnie (DJ) Duncan, student choreographer and dancer

Dance Students' Choreography Selected for Gala at ACDA Conference

April 13, 2017

On Tuesday, March 28, 23 Webster University dance students, both majors and minors, boarded a bus to Wichita, Kansas for the American College Dance Association’s Central Region conference for four days of workshops, concerts, presenting choreography and performing. Two students also had their choreography selected for the conference's Gala Concert.

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katherine luh

Webster Alumna, Doctoral Student Wins Teacher of the Year

April 07, 2017

Webster University alumna and current doctoral student Katherine Luh has been recognized as Teacher of the Year at Hodge Elementary School in the Fox C-6 School District. When asked what she teaches, she often replies, “I teach children to love and make music.” This love of music and dedication to share that love of music with her students is evident in everything she does. She believes children learn best using familiar music and easily accessible instruments.

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Olivia Bosaw

Vocal Performance Student Featured on HEC-TV

April 04, 2017

Webster University freshman vocal performance major Olivia Bosaw is featured on HEC-TV, a local leading producer of education and arts television programming. The video tells the story of how Bosaw's talents were cultivated at an early age, showing her evolution through performance clips from her primary school - high school, local theater starring roles, Artists For a Cause duet with Terry Barber at the Sheldon, Webster University’s Opera Scenes and her moving Puccini aria solo, “O Mio Babbino Caro” accompanied by Donna Vince.

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Hunt Gallery Presents Alumnus Zane Forshee March 31

March 29, 2017

Join Zane Forshee BA'98 for the Laptop Tour, a musical performance at the Hunt Gallery on Friday, March 31, from 5-7 p.m. “The creation of Laptop Tour was inspired from an idea I frequently consider: the need for a concert hall holds much less importance today with regard to live performance than it once did," said Forshee. "With this in mind, I have decided to push myself to see what else is possible. I’ve created a series of concerts that make use of a range of venues not normally associated with musical performance."

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students creating sculptures outdoors

Sculpture Students' Bronze Works Showcased in Pulitzer's 'Holding Cognition' April 1

March 28, 2017

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri, will host a public reception for "Holding Cognition," Saturday, April 1, 2-5 p.m., showcasing bronze works by Webster sculpture students. Similar to the work of Medardo Rosso, who is showcased in the Pulitzer museum, students are learning to work with the lost-wax process, plaster-sand casting and pouring bronze.

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Seven Students Awarded Professional Membership Fees

March 27, 2017

The Career Planning & Development Center’s Spring 2017 Professional Association Membership Program (ProAMP) awarded seven students representing all five colleges and schools with membership fees to the professional association of their choice. Recipients chose to become student members of the Advertising Club of Greater Saint Louis, AIGA, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Information Systems Security Association, and the International Studies Association.

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