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Music's Werfelmann Named Finalist for The American Prize

June 11, 2019

David Werfelmann, associate professor and director of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program, has been named a finalist for The American Prize. He is recognized in the "instrumental chamber work" category for his composition Suite à l’antique. The American Prize is a series of non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals.

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Two Webster Choral Ensembles Hold Final Performances of 2018-19 May 4-5

May 02, 2019

Two of Webster’s choral ensembles will perform for the final time of the 2018-19 school year over the weekend of May 4-5. Both performances are free to attend. The Chamber Singers will perform Saturday, May 4 at 3 p.m. at the Siteman Cancer Center. Aurelia, Webster’s other choral ensemble, will perform Sunday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in the Edward Jones Commons of the East Academic Building.

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Englis and Sargent: Favorite theatre designers in St. Louis.

In the News: Sargent, Englis favorite designers; fastest theatre production; Hill on air

April 30, 2019

Peter Sargent and Dottie Marshall Englis were named the region's favorite lighting and costume designers, respectively, in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's annual "The Go! List of Arts." ... The students attempting to break the world record for "fastest theatre production" were featured on local NBC and CBS affiliates. ... Stuart Chapman Hill was on St. Louis On The Air discussing inclusivity and CHARIS: The St. Louis Women's Choir he directs.

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Keith Welsh

News Around Webster: Welsh, Hill, Guterman, Glaveanu

April 29, 2019

Keith Welsh presented "Karma or Anti-Karma: Teaching Thai Culture using Chart Korbjitti's 'The Judgment' at ASIANetwork conference. … Stuart Hill led two CHARIS Women’s Chorus concerts. … Gad Guterman presented at the 2019 Popular Culture Association’s national conference. … Vlad Glaveanu co-authored four chapters in the second edition of the Cambridge Handbook of Creativity.

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Tom Lange of Union Pacific

In the News: Balogun on Sudan; faculty at the border; Rothenbuhler, Lange on Bush train; Portnoy and Martin

April 26, 2019

Emmanuel Balogun published an editorial in the Washington Post analyzing African Union response to Sudan. ... Anne Geraghty-Rathert, Mary Ann Drake and Silvia Navia were interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio about assisting with health and legal services at the Mexico-U.S. border. ... Kim Portnoy and Jim Martin were interviewed on 107.3 RAF about Portnoy's latest CD, which Martin produced, and their teaching. ... Eric Rothenbuhler and alumnus Tom Lange were interviewed on Fox 2 about the Bush Funeral Train.

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Hill Leads Two CHARIS Women's Chorus Concerts April 26-27

April 25, 2019

Stuart Hill, director of Music Education in the Department of Music, will lead CHARIS, the St. Louis women’s chorus, in two weekend concerts April 26-27 at the Missouri History Museum. "In many ways I see it as a critical counterpart to my work here at Webster," said Hill. "CHARIS stands as a powerful example of what mission-oriented community music making is all make art and enjoy fellowship with each other, but also to sing repertoire and to engage in actions that uplift and support women and the LGBTQ community."

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Webster students will attempt to break the world record for fastest theatrical production.

Students Aim to Break World Record for Fastest Theatrical Production

April 22, 2019

On Sunday, April 28, a large group of Webster University Students, including thespians, technicians, stage designers, costumers, videographers, actors, and musicians will try to make history. They plan on designing, learning, rehearsing, and then performing a yet-to-be-named musical in record time.

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Phyllis Nawrot (MAT '00) was featured in the Houston Chronicle for her Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award.

In the News: Goedereis, Miller-Struttmann, Patterson, Werfelmann, Nawrot '00

April 19, 2019

Eric Goedereis' insights on millennials during St. Louis On the Air can now be heard online. ... Nicole Miller-Struttmann also appeared on the show to discuss her bee research. ... School of Education alumna Phyllis Nawrot praised her time at Webster in a Houston Chronicle feature about her Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year Award. ... Trent Patterson and David Werfelmann will discuss Harmonices Mundi on Classic 107.3 FM Monday, April 22.

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Music Students Awarded Top Honors at Local NATS Chapter Auditions

February 27, 2019

Three Webster University music majors took top honors at the St. Louis-area chapter auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) on Feb. 23. Second-semester student Que Nguyen, and senior Tadhg Duhigg each ranked first in their respective divisions. Sophomore Caleb McCarroll received second place in his division.

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Music's Werfelmann Named Semi-Finalist for The American Prize

February 11, 2019

David Werfelmann, associate professor and director of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program, has been named a semi-finalist for The American Prize, recognized in the ‘instrumental chamber work’ category for his composition "Suite à l’antique." The work will be performed by Mieko Bergt and the Ariana String Quartet on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. in Moore Auditorium. Werfelmann also recently received a Faculty Research Grant for 2019-20 to support performance of the work this summer in Belgium at the College Music Society international conference.

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The recording of Portnoy's

Music Faculty Kim Portnoy, Carolbeth True Produce New Recordings

January 25, 2019

The Department of Music announces two new CD recordings by faculty members Kim Portnoy, director of music composition, and Carolbeth True, adjunct professor of jazz piano. Portnoy’s new album, "Caprice," features original chamber music recorded by Webster University faculty and other musicians from the Saint Louis area, spanning a period of fourteen years. The recording was supported by a Webster University Faculty Research Grant. In late 2018, True released "True Christmas," a collection of inventive reharmonizations of classic Christmas carols, filtered through a contemporary lens, on the Autumn Hill Jazz label.

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