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CMS Young Composers

CMS Presents Emerging Composers Concert and Composition Workshops

March 22, 2017

The Community Music School of Webster University presents the Emerging Composers Concert on Saturday, March 25, at 3 p.m., at the Community Music School Concert hall. The event will feature professional performances of the winning works from the Young Composers Competition performed by St. Louis musicians from Equinox Chamber Players, members of the Perseid Quartet, and other area professionals. Additional workshops will be held with Elizabeth Ogonek of Oberlin Conservatory and David Werfelmann of Webster University.

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Next Fall

Conservatory Students Direct Spring Capstone Projects

March 21, 2017

Melania Ricks (Next Fall) and Max Friedman (Rhinoceros), students in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts, will present two senior directing capstone projects March 31-April 2, and April 7-9. Both productions are student-run. This project is also a semester assignment for Conservatory acting, costume design, scenic design, lighting design, sound design and stage management students.

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Dispositive Environments Exhibition

Hunt Gallery Opening, Artist Talk: 'Dispositive Environments' March 24

March 21, 2017

The exhibition Dispositive Environments opens this month in Webster University’s Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, with works by Mel Watkin, John Sabraw, Eva Ju, Chris Jordan, Ursula Biemann, Libby Reuter and Joshua Brown. Curated by Jeffrey Hughes, the exhibition highlights the tension between technology and permanence, and the too often neglected ecological consequences of industrial rapid expansion. An opening reception is planned on March 24 from 6-8 p.m., with an artist lecture by Sabraw at noon.

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Webster Conservatory student McKenzie Moser, playwright of Trial and Swear, featured in BRIEFS

Alumni, Faculty, Student Work Showcased at BRIEFS Festival of LGBTQ Plays

March 02, 2017

At a time when both LGBTQ rights, freedom of expression and funding for the arts hangs in the balance, the sixth annual "Briefs: A Festival of Short LGBTQ Plays" is more relevant than ever. BRIEFS runs March 9-11, with Webster faculty and students playing an integral part: Gad Guterman directs Trial and Swear by Conservatory student McKenzie Moser ’17, which features Conservatory students Delaney Piggins ’18 and Kiah McKirnan’19. The festival also includes Conservatory student Annie Dent ’18 and Playwriting student Jake Kevrick ‘17, who are working as interns for That Uppity Theatre Company.

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Webster choral ensembles will share the stage with UMSL's University Singers.

Webster Concert Choir, Chamber Singers Performing at St. Louis Cathedral Basilica

February 24, 2017

In a special event featuring two of the region's finest collegiate choirs, Webster University's Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform along with the University Singers from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in the beautiful setting of the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica

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Stephanie Martinez

Stephanie Martinez: 'My Life As a Female, Latino Dance-Artist' March 1

February 21, 2017

The Department Of Dance in Webster Univesity’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts will host nationally renowned dancer, professional choreographer and master teacher Stephanie Martinez on March 1 from1-2:30 p.m. in the Jean and Wells Hobler Center for Dance in the Loretto-Hilton Center. Martinez will discuss her career in dance and in particular, her experience in the field as a Hispanic woman.

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Faculty Research Grant

2017 Faculty Research Grant Recipients Announced

February 16, 2017

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the 23 recipients and 22 projects of the 2017 Faculty Research Grants. The awards will fund faculty research and professional development activities which will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University. Click through to view the recipients.

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Painting class at Webster circa 1975

Remembering Jack Canepa, Longtime Art Professor

February 13, 2017

Webster University's Department of Art, Design and Art History remembers longtime faculty member Jack Canepa, who passed away Feb. 6. A brilliant artist and master teacher, he was professor at Webster from 1971 till his retirement in 1994. He was director of the Loretto Hilton Art Gallery and taught painting, drawing, conceptual art, and art history. He also fostered communities within Webster and throughout the city.

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Webster students performed at the invitation MCA

Webster Students Perform at Capitol for Arts Advocacy Day

February 09, 2017

Webster University students provided feature entertainment on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Missouri state capitol as the Missouri Citizens for the Arts (MCA) hosted their annual advocacy day. Representing the Department of Music in the noontime concert were Nathan Coleman, senior piano performance major; Brittany Graham, graduate vocal performance major; and Atum Jones, senior guitar performance major. Madeline Purches, senior musical theatre major, represented the Conservatory of Theatre Arts.

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