News Articles

Walker School Dean Simone Cummings was profiled in the St. Louis Business Journal.

In the News: Cummings featured; CMS on NPR; WILLOW in national news

September 04, 2018

Simone Cummings was featured in the St. Louis Business Journal on work-life balance. ... Coverage of WILLOW Project client Angel Stewart went national, with Associated Press stories appearing in outlets across the country. ... Community Music School student Jerry Chang's live performance will air along with an interview on NPR's From the Top this week.

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CMS Hosts Walk-in Registration Sessions for New Students

July 18, 2018

The Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University will host walk-in sessions Aug. 4-11 for new students to register for the Fall 2018 semester of individual lessons. CMS offers one-on-one instruction on all instruments of the band and orchestra, piano, guitar, harp and voice, at convenient locations in Chesterfield, Webster Groves and University City. Students of all ages and abilities can be matched with one of over 90 master artist/educators.

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Congratulations to the CMS Kindermusik community

Community Music School Named Top Early Childhood Education Program

May 11, 2018

The Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University Kindermusik program has been named a Top Program by Kindermusik International, the world’s leading publisher of music and movement programs. The Kindermusik Top Program Conductor Circle award recognizes excellence in building an expansive program and reaching many families in the community with music and early childhood education.

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Deadlines begin as early as May 11

Audition Applications Accepted for Community Music School's Orchestras and Ensembles

April 12, 2018

The Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University is now accepting applications for auditions for their orchestras and ensembles including String Ensemble, String Orchestra, Young People's Concert Orchestra, Young People's Symphonic Orchestra, the Preparatory Program (chamber music), and Percussion Ensemble. Band and string students ages 7 through high school are encouraged to apply and audition. Deadlines begin as early as May 11.

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The Preparatory Program (Prep) is designed to augment the individual music study of exceptionally talented string, woodwind, brass, and piano students who anticipate pursuing a career in music.

Community Music School Awarded NEA Grant

March 21, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University is receiving a $15,000 grant for its Preparatory Program as part of the National Endowment for the Arts' first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.

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Kindermusik Village Mini-Session Enrollment for Ages Newborn to 18 Months

March 06, 2018

The Community Music School (CMS) of Webster University is now enrolling for their Village Mini-Session 2, a seven-week series of Kindermusik classes for newborns to 18 months. Classes begin the week of March 20, and run through May 16. Parents and children will enjoy the DewDrops curriculum, laying the foundation for a lifetime of musical enjoyment.

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Be a member of a live radio broadcast and enjoy selections by Bach, Chopin, Mozart and more

Be Part of a Live Radio Broadcast With Community Music School

February 28, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) invites you to a be a part of a live radio broadcast on Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m. The concert will be held at the Centene Auditorium with a reception to follow. Support Jerry Chang and the Community Music School chamber ensembles by being an enthusiastic audience and hear selections by Bach, Chopin, Mozart and more!

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The Euclid Quartet will perform a free concert on Feb. 3

8th Annual St. Looey Chamber Blitz features the Euclid Quartet Feb. 3

January 29, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University hosts a free concert with The Euclid Quartet on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m., in the CMS Concert Hall. This concert is part of the CMS Preparatory Program's Annual St. Looey Chamber Blitz, a weekend intensive featuring an ensemble-in-residence, and a free concert. As part of the concert, the Euclid Quartet will be joined by students from the CMS Preparatory Program and paired onstage with younger CMS string players.

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The recital will be on Saturday, Feb. 17

Music Inspired by Love of Country: a recital with CMS Faculty

January 18, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) invites you to a Spring concert featuring some of their distinguished faculty on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. The concert will be held at the CMS Concert Hall located at 535 Garden Avenue and features a repertoire that echoes the composer's love of country. The concert is FREE and open to the public.

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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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