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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

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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Check out Demo Day classes by visiting the Community Music School website

Now Enrolling Students for Spring Kindermusik and Music For Little Mozarts

November 15, 2017

Open enrollment for Community Music School of Webster University’s Kindermusik® and Music for Little Mozarts (keyboard) Spring classes will begin on Monday, Dec. 4. Classes are available in four convenient locations in Chesterfield, Webster Groves and University City and are open to children from newborn to six year olds and their caregivers.

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donor recognition

Video: Recognition Dinner Celebrates Donors to Webster, CMS

November 15, 2017

Webster University recognized its loyal supporters at the Donor Recognition Dinner on Nov. 9 in the Starlight Room at the Chase Park Plaza. Highlights of the event included honoring Arden and Harry Fisher with the 2107 Visionary Award for their dedication to the Community Music School, inspiring hundreds of young musicians.

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