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Dr. Mark Connor's work was featured at Western International Band Clinic

Visiting Professor Presents New Compositions

November 28, 2017

Mark Connor, visiting professor and composer in the Department of Music, is announcing happy news for any music composer — namely, the publication and presentation of new works. Connor’s band work “Hymn for the Steadfast” was featured this month at the Western International Band Clinic in Seattle, Washington.

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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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A panel discussion with local music and theater leaders kicked off Brewer's Fall 2017 visit.

Soprano's Visit Includes Master Class, Scholarship Benefit

November 15, 2017

Renowned operatic soprano and visiting professor Christine Brewer returned to campus this week for a panel discussion with local theater and music leaders and a master class with Department of Music students. Wednesday evening's master class is free to all students, while the $15 general admission benefits the Nigh Opera Scholarship Fund. Brewer will return in Spring 2018 for a week-long teaching residency focused on music from the Holocaust.

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Mieko Hironaka-Bergt

In the News: Pollak, Cross, Werfelmann, Hironaka-Bergt, Bushey

November 14, 2017

Music faculty David Werfelmann and Mieko Hironaka-Bergt will be interviewed Wednesday on 107.3 FM about their Nov. 21 concert. ... Vienna director Johannes Pollak was on Austrian radio FM4 about Brexit's prospects. ... Criminology professor Remy Cross was interviewed about the investigation of police action during the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally. ... Art and psychology major Amanda Bushey was featured in the Belleville News Democrat for her art therapy work with veterans dealing with PTSD.

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Chamber Singers Dazzle in National Performance

November 06, 2017

Webster University Chamber Singers performed on Friday, Nov. 3 at the biennial gathering of the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO) in Baton Rouge, receiving a standing ovation. The Chamber Singers ensemble was one of 10 collegiate choirs selected through a blind peer review to perform at the conference.

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One of ten collegiate choirs selected to perform at biennial conference

Chamber Singers Selected to Perform at National Event

October 09, 2017

The Webster University Chamber Singers ensemble is one of 10 collegiate choirs selected to perform at the biennial conference of the National Collegiate Choral Association (NCCO). The performance in Baton Rouge is Friday, Nov. 3. St. Louis audiences will have a chance to see them perform in a free preview concert, open to all, on Monday, Oct. 30, at Second Presbyterian Church in the Central West End.

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Lisa Brunette's new game

Around Webster: Brunette, Burkard, Antonakakis, Clewell-Portnoy-DeMarinis performance

October 04, 2017

Shawn Burkard's work is on display in the "Stray Rays in Grease" exhibition in Granite City. ... Lisa Brunette's new game, "Sender Unknown: The Woods," was featured in the App Store's "New Games We Love" listing. ... Nikos Antonakakis published an article on bond yield spreads in the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. ... David Clewell's poetry will be accompanied by Kim Portnoy and Paul DeMarinis jazz in "No Hard Feelings" on Oct. 7.

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Neal Richardson

Remembering Neal Richardson, Music and Conservatory Faculty Member

September 12, 2017

The University community extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Neal Richardson, who taught musical theatre styles, musicianship skills, and song study; coached three generations of musical theatre students; and served as musical director for numerous productions at Webster. Services are Thursday, Sept. 14. Memorials may be made to the Neal Richardson Endowed Memorial Musical Theatre Scholarship or to Samuel United Church of Christ.

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Faculty Member's 'Pianos for People' an Arts Innovator of the Year

August 11, 2017

Patricia Eastman, adjunct professor of piano, presented about Pianos for People at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Eastman is co-founder of Pianos for People, which received the 2017 Regional Arts Commission “Arts Innovator of the Year” award. The unique nonprofit is quickly gaining national attention for addressing the diminishing presence of pianos in households, and the increasing number of pianos that are abandoned or destroyed.

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Hunter Johnson, music education major

Music Education Student Wins MCDA Award for Outstanding Choral Composition

August 06, 2017

Webster University music education major and Presidential Scholar Hunter Johnson is the 2017 recipient of the Opus Award from the Missouri Choral Directors Association. The Opus Award recognizes an outstanding choral composition by a Missouri composer. Johnson won for his choral work "Stars," with poetry by St. Louis native Sara Teasdale.

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