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The festival celebrates band, choir, theater, and visual art

Choral Faculty Lead Festival Choirs from Tennessee to India

February 15, 2018

Department of Music faculty recently led festival choirs from Tennessee to New Delhi. Trent Patterson, director of Choral Studies, and Stuart Chapman Hill, director of Music Education, were invited guest conductors for the two-day Rutherford County Choral Festival in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, at the end of January. The following week, Hill was the first guest choral conductor in the history of the three-day Middle East South Asia Conference Senior Arts Festival (MESAC), held in New Delhi, India.

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Brewer was joined by over two dozen students and faculty

Christine Brewer Closes Fourth Voice Instruction Residency

February 05, 2018

Renowned American soprano Christine Brewer closed her Spring 2018 residency with a vocal concert on Friday, Feb. 2. The performance featured more than two dozen students and faculty from the Department of Music. Students involved in the project represent six different programs in the music department. Brewer’s fourth annual residency focused on the forgotten voices of composers who were imprisoned at, or passed through, the Terezin concentration camp during World War II.

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The Euclid Quartet will perform a free concert on Feb. 3

8th Annual St. Looey Chamber Blitz features the Euclid Quartet Feb. 3

January 29, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University hosts a free concert with The Euclid Quartet on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m., in the CMS Concert Hall. This concert is part of the CMS Preparatory Program's Annual St. Looey Chamber Blitz, a weekend intensive featuring an ensemble-in-residence, and a free concert. As part of the concert, the Euclid Quartet will be joined by students from the CMS Preparatory Program and paired onstage with younger CMS string players.

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News around Webster

News Around Webster: Liberati, Chakaryan, Elstner, Carter, Rosen

January 18, 2018

Amanda Rosen published an article in PS: Political Science and Politics, on her "Best Breakfast in Town" research methods project. ... Ryan Liberati and Hasmik Chakaryan published "Significance of Training for LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence Victim Counselors" in the Alabama Counseling Association Journal. ... Jeffrey Carter was honored as "Best Musical Director" in the theatre awards by Post-Dispatch critic Judy Newmark. ... Percussion instructor Erin Elstner is a new "Zildjian Artist."

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The recital will be on Saturday, Feb. 17

Music Inspired by Love of Country: a recital with CMS Faculty

January 18, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) invites you to a Spring concert featuring some of their distinguished faculty on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. The concert will be held at the CMS Concert Hall located at 535 Garden Avenue and features a repertoire that echoes the composer's love of country. The concert is FREE and open to the public.

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Join the free concert on Sunday Jan. 21

CMS Preparatory Program Welcomes Internationally Known Violist, Kirsten Docter

January 17, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University's Preparatory Program welcomes internationally known violist and pedagogue Kirsten Docter for an afternoon featuring a free concert and dedicated viola masterclasses on Sunday, Jan. 21, from 1-5 p.m. Ms. Docter is assistant professor of viola at Oberlin College and was a member of the Cavanni Quartet at the Cleveland Institute of Music for 23 years. A former winner of the Primrose International Viola Competition, Ms. Docter is equally prized as a pedagogue.

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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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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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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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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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University United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge

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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