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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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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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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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Gina Jensen was honored for longtime service to the nation's oldest and largest forensic honor society.

Jensen wins service award; Braig launches jazz improv resource; Jackson Taffa in Sunday Rumpus

November 15, 2016

Forensics director and adjunct faculty member Gina Jensen received the John Shields Service Award from Pi Kappa Delta, the nation's oldest forensic honor society. Music faculty member and alumnus Christopher Braig has launched jazzbraintraining.com, a resource for teaching jazz improvisation. English faculty member Deborah Jackson Taffa's essay "This American Paradise" was published in the Sunday Rumpus.

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Goodarzi

Goodarzi in Chicago; Jensen lifetime achievement; Chamberlin performs in Lebanon

November 08, 2016

Longtime forensics director Scott Jensen received the lifetime achievement L.E. Norton Award at the national tournament, Webster Geneva's Jubin Goodarzi presented at Northwestern and U. of Chicago while in the U.S. on faculty mobility, and emeritus professor Bob Chamberlin played an organ recital in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

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