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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 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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Scenes from Webster University commencement ceremonies in Vienna, St. Louis, Geneva and Leiden (clockwise from top left)

Snapshots: 2017 Commencement Ceremonies around the World

May 15, 2017

Commencement season is in high gear at Webster University, with several ceremonies at campuses around the world taking place last weekend, and more to come through the summer. The largest was the 98th annual ceremony at The Muny in St. Louis, which attracted grads and families from across the network. See photos and links for the scenes from several ceremonies celebrating this year's 6,058 grads who add to a network of 192,000 alumni.

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Shakespeare Festival presents The Winter's Tale featuring Webster students, faculty and alumni

Faculty, Alumni, Students Perform, Design for 'The Winter's Tale' at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis

May 08, 2017

From direction to performance to design, Webster University faculty, students and alumni play a big part in the success of the annual summer Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, which this year features "The Winter’s Tale" opening Friday, June 2. Performances are nightly except Tuesdays, through June 25.

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Camps filling quickly. Sign your little one up today.

Summer Camps for Kids and Teens at Community Music School

May 04, 2017

Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) summer camps are filling up quickly and the application deadline is fast-approaching on May 15. These high-quality, educational and fun music summer camps are available to children and students ages 6 months through high school and take place in the Community Music School Center (CMS Center) on the campus of Webster University at 535 Garden Avenue in Webster Groves, 63119. 

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bfa exhibition

BFA Exhibition Displays Senior Studio Art, Graphic Design Work

May 04, 2017

Webster University Department of Art, Design and Art History will host the opening reception for the Bachelor in Fine Arts (BFA) Exhibition for majors emphasizing in both Studio Art and Graphic Design on Friday, May 5 from 6-9 p.m. at Arcade Contemporary Art Projects. During the exhibition, the students will display their Senior Thesis work and the Cecille R. Hunt Memorial Award for BFA in Art and the W. John Hilgert Award will be awarded.

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FDC holds Faculty Writing Hours May 5

May 02, 2017

The Faculty Development Center (FDC) invites all part-time and full-time faculty to close out the term with this year’s final writing hours session on May 5, 1-4 p.m., FDC Suite (Library 420). Writing hours provide a quiet space and designated time for work so that faculty can free themselves from distractions, enjoy the camaraderie of working side-by-side with colleagues, and simply carve out time for their research and writing projects.

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Learn, engage and support student research at Webster!

RAD Schedule: Join in Supporting Student Research May 5-6

May 02, 2017

Take a break from your end-of-semester tasks and come out to support undergraduate and graduate student research at the Research Across Disciplines Conference May 5-6. This spring's conference features a lineup of diverse topics from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, biological sciences, education, music, art, French, literature, nursing and so much more. Among the 47 presentations, six will be via teleconference and one will be via creative display.

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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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