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Palais des Beaux Arts Wien

Hunt Gallery Exhibition: ''

March 21, 2019

Popularized in the 19th century as an architectural container for primarily Western European aristocratic wealth and its colonial exploits, Palais des Beaux Arts is now treated with varying degrees of intensity across the globe. For their work in the Hunt Gallery, Palais des Beaux Arts Wien has scaled their website to the limits of the gallery's walls, treating the light from the browser as a sculptural material. The opening reception is 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 22, with remarks by the artist at 6:45 p.m. in the Hunt Gallery.

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Webster Dance Students Perform at ACDA Gala

March 20, 2019

Seventeen Webster Dance students attended the American College Dance Association's (ACDA) Central Regional Conference at Missouri State University in Springfield, March 13-16. Amongst the lectures and workshops the students attended, two dance pieces, choreographed by graduating seniors Jaqueline Edwards and Megan Reed, were presented and selected to be performed at the closing gala concert for the conference.

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“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.”  -Audre Lorde

'WOMAN' Arcade Exhibit Open Through April 15

March 18, 2019

In celebration of Women's History Month, the exhibit celebrates the work of 20 contemporary cutting edge artists who help to bring Lorde's quote to life, inclusive of pieces from several Webster University students, alumni and faculty. The exhibit is on display in Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Annex at Webster University's Gateway Campus located at the historic Arcade Building in downtown St. Louis. The exhibit runs from March 15 through April 15.

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Music Students Awarded Top Honors at Local NATS Chapter Auditions

February 27, 2019

Three Webster University music majors took top honors at the St. Louis-area chapter auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) on Feb. 23. Second-semester student Que Nguyen, and senior Tadhg Duhigg each ranked first in their respective divisions. Sophomore Caleb McCarroll received second place in his division.

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President Beth Stroble

In the News: Stroble on Ghana; Miller-Struttmann; Karash; Uzbekistan

February 19, 2019

The signing of a new agreement with Uzbekistan is gaining international notice for Webster’s new programmatic presence there, and is now featured on The Voice of America. … President Beth Stroble is interviewed in St. Louis Magazine, discussing the Ghana campus. … Nicole Miller-Struttmann was interviewed on KMOX radio discussing a recent study indicating major insect die-offs and the threat of extinctions. … Faculty member Igor Karash was interviewed in “Print” magazine about his illustration process and design career.

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In the News: Hall on 20/20, CMS students on Classic 107.3

February 14, 2019

Adjunct faculty member William "Bill" Hall will be one of several interviews featured on the Feb. 16 edition of 20/20. The popular news-magazine program is revisiting the "City Hall Massacre" that occurred in Kirkwood two decades ago. ... Friday at 1 p.m. CST on Classic 107.3 FM, Kathy Lawton Brown will interview Laureen di Bisceglie, vice president of the Artist Presentation Society (APS), and Community Music School students Ilya Rice and Aaron Zoll, winners of the first APS Scholarship for CMS students.

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Music's Werfelmann Named Semi-Finalist for The American Prize

February 11, 2019

David Werfelmann, associate professor and director of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program, has been named a semi-finalist for The American Prize, recognized in the ‘instrumental chamber work’ category for his composition "Suite à l’antique." The work will be performed by Mieko Bergt and the Ariana String Quartet on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. in Moore Auditorium. Werfelmann also recently received a Faculty Research Grant for 2019-20 to support performance of the work this summer in Belgium at the College Music Society international conference.

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Dominic Cheli mentioned Zena Ilyashov's influence in Symphony Magazine's article,

In the News: Human Trafficking, Hellinger on Venezuela, Ilyashov's Impact

February 06, 2019

FOX 2 news covered the Human Trafficking Workshop hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences Legal Studies department, interviewing Anne Geraghty-Rathert. ... Community Music School faculty member Zena Ilyashov was cited in Symphony Magazine's "Teachers Who Made a Difference." ... Dan Hellinger wrote a column in "The Conversation" academic blog on the constitutional crisis in Venezuela.

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The recording of Portnoy's

Music Faculty Kim Portnoy, Carolbeth True Produce New Recordings

January 25, 2019

The Department of Music announces two new CD recordings by faculty members Kim Portnoy, director of music composition, and Carolbeth True, adjunct professor of jazz piano. Portnoy’s new album, "Caprice," features original chamber music recorded by Webster University faculty and other musicians from the Saint Louis area, spanning a period of fourteen years. The recording was supported by a Webster University Faculty Research Grant. In late 2018, True released "True Christmas," a collection of inventive reharmonizations of classic Christmas carols, filtered through a contemporary lens, on the Autumn Hill Jazz label.

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