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David Werfelmann

Werfelmann's Work "Fractals in the Afterglow" Featured in New Album of Music for Saxophone, Piano

April 17, 2017

Assistant professor of music David Werfelmann's work 'Fractals in the Afterglow' is featured in a new album by Andrew Harrison titled 'In the City: New Works for Saxophone and Piano.' Werfelmann wrote his piece in 2014 and Harrison later commissioned and recored it. This work, 'Fractals in the Afterglow,' is a kind of meditation on the notion that fractals really are everywhere in the known universe, the afterglow of the bigbang.

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katherine luh

Webster Alumna, Doctoral Student Wins Teacher of the Year

April 07, 2017

Webster University alumna and current doctoral student Katherine Luh has been recognized as Teacher of the Year at Hodge Elementary School in the Fox C-6 School District. When asked what she teaches, she often replies, “I teach children to love and make music.” This love of music and dedication to share that love of music with her students is evident in everything she does. She believes children learn best using familiar music and easily accessible instruments.

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Olivia Bosaw

Vocal Performance Student Featured on HEC-TV

April 04, 2017

Webster University freshman vocal performance major Olivia Bosaw is featured on HEC-TV, a local leading producer of education and arts television programming. The video tells the story of how Bosaw's talents were cultivated at an early age, showing her evolution through performance clips from her primary school - high school, local theater starring roles, Artists For a Cause duet with Terry Barber at the Sheldon, Webster University’s Opera Scenes and her moving Puccini aria solo, “O Mio Babbino Caro” accompanied by Donna Vince.

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Forshee

Hunt Gallery Presents Alumnus Zane Forshee March 31

March 29, 2017

Join Zane Forshee BA'98 for the Laptop Tour, a musical performance at the Hunt Gallery on Friday, March 31, from 5-7 p.m. “The creation of Laptop Tour was inspired from an idea I frequently consider: the need for a concert hall holds much less importance today with regard to live performance than it once did," said Forshee. "With this in mind, I have decided to push myself to see what else is possible. I’ve created a series of concerts that make use of a range of venues not normally associated with musical performance."

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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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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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Webster University Chamber Singers

Chamber Singers Selected to Perform with Boston Camerata at Cathedral Basilica

January 30, 2017

Webster University Chamber Singers join one of the world’s best early music ensembles, The Boston Camerata, to perform an early masterpiece, "The Play of Daniel," at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 8 p.m. “We’ve remarked before that our choirs are the go-to university choral groups in this area,” said Jeffrey Carter, Department of Music chair. “Yet again, we are delighted that they have received the call to collaborate with an international artist in an exciting creative endeavor.”

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opera

Opera Scenes Performances Jan. 20-22

January 20, 2017

The Opera Studio of Webster University's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts presents scenes from five different operas combined in one performance on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20-22, in Nerinx Hall's Heagney Theatre. These fully-staged scenes from Cosi fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, The Rake's Progress, Orphee and Eurydice, and La Boheme will include orchestra and guest music and stage directors. General admission is $10, and $5 for seniors. Admission for all students is free with valid student I.D.

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Johnson Cano's concert recently received a rave review from the New York Times.

Johnson Cano '06 on New Bernstein CD with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

January 17, 2017

Webster University alumna Jennifer Johnson Cano '06 is featured on a major new CD release from the international music label Naxos. The new disc features the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, led by Marin Alsop, conducting two seminal orchestral works by Leonard Bernstein. Also on the disc is French superstar pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

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Senior music education student Cameron White conducts his work during Webster University Department of Music's

Music Student's Original Work Featured in 'Gift to the City' Holiday Concert

December 21, 2016

For the eighth year in a row, Webster University music students and faculty gave St. Louis a performance to remember with the “Gift to the City” holiday concert at Christ Church Cathedral downtown. This time, and for the second event this year, one student even took a turn to conduct his own work.

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Danielle Feinstein

Senior Vocalist Danielle Feinstein Performs on Fox 2 News

December 21, 2016

Senior vocal performance major Danielle Feinstein appeared on Fox 2 News in a live on-air segment Tuesday morning, Dec. 20, representing the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Webster University's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. Feinstein performed an unaccompanied rendition of the Christmas classic, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

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