News Articles

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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Community Music School

Community Music School Student Joins Muny Orchestra

June 06, 2017

Community Music School student and recent graduate of Ladue High School, Nathan Hsu, has been offered a cello section position with The MUNY Orchestra for the summer 2017 season. Nathan started with CMS in the Suzuki program with Mary Lou Gotman and continued his cello studies with CMS faculty member, Catherine Lehr.

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Carter

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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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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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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