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Music Students, Faculty in 'Gift to the City' Holiday Concert

December 05, 2018

For the tenth year in a row, Webster University music students and faculty will give St. Louis a performance to remember with the “Gift to the City” holiday concert at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown St. Louis. This year, however, they've added an additional performance across the river, at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Belleville, Illinois.

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Ten Webster Alumni Honored with Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards

November 29, 2018

Ten alumni were honored with the prestigious Emerson Excellence in Teaching award earlier this month. Now in its 29th year, the award pays tribute to area educators – from kindergarten teachers to college professors – for their achievements and dedication to the field of education. Award recipients will have the opportunity to apply for a Gold Star Grant from Emerson that will be presented in spring 2019.

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Tom Cornell with his grandson in studio at Fox 2

In the News: Chamber Singers, Dean Cornell live; Leiden Digital Starters

November 26, 2018

The Chamber Singers performed live twice Friday morning on Fox 2 News, ahead of the Department of Music's annual "Gift to the City" concerts. ... Tom Cornell read a children’s book on air at Fox 2 Sunday morning, then discussed what to look for when buying books for toddlers as they learn to read. ... Webster Leiden's "Move it Forward: Female Digital Starters" event was featured by Dutch News.

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Geraghty-Rathert is professor of Legal Studies and director of the WILLOW Project.

In the News: Chamber Singers, Tom Cornell on air Hayes in STL American

November 21, 2018

Tune in to FOX 2 News on Friday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. to see the Webster Chamber Singers kick off the holiday season with several songs. ... School of Education Interim Dean Tom Cornell will discuss what to look for when buying books new readers on FOX 2 News at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25. ... School of Communications professor Bernie Hayes was recently named interim executive director of the Blues Museum in downtown St. Louis.

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The Chamber Singers will perform choral works from a variety of musical eras.

Chamber Singers to Perform in St. Louis Central Library

November 09, 2018

The Webster University Chamber Singers present "Sacred and Profane," a performance in the spectacular Great Hall of the St. Louis Central Library on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. The concert features sacred choral works from a variety of musical eras, and concludes with "Harmonices Mundi," a work by David Werfelmann, director of the Bachelor of Arts in Music program. Admission is free.

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Department of Music Ensemble Performances Oct. 5, Oct. 7

October 04, 2018

More than 150 students and faculty in the Department of Music kick off the the ensemble performance year this weekend in two different concerts in the Webster University Community Music School concert hall. Webster University choirs present a concert on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. The Webster University Orchestra opens their season on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in a concert featuring the 2018 student concerto/aria contest winners

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Music Professor Completes PLAYA Composer Residency

September 26, 2018

David Werfelmann, assistant professor in the Department of Music, spent a portion of summer holiday at PLAYA in Oregon in a composer residency program. During this time, Warfelmann dove into finishing a composition that had to be completed before his departure day. Werfelmann’s next new work premieres on Oct. 5, when Webster University Chamber Singers perform a multi-movement work written for them.

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Scholarship recipients 2018-19

Department of Music Convocation recognizes scholarship recipients

September 06, 2018

The Department of Music held its annual Fall Convocation on Aug. 30.  Department chair Jeffrey Carter and Peter Sargent, Dean of the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, welcomed students and introduced new faculty member Matt Pickart. A highlight of the convocation is the recognition of students receiving endowed and annual scholarship awards.

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Department of Music season opening event flyer

Music Opens Season with Instrumental Faculty Showcase Sept. 9

September 05, 2018

The Webster University Department of Music kicks off the 2018-19 performance season with an Instrumental Faculty Showcase on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium. The first-of-its-kind performance features the entire Webster University Instrumental Faculty performing hallmark works from the string, woodwind and brass repertoire.

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Walker School Dean Simone Cummings was profiled in the St. Louis Business Journal.

In the News: Cummings featured; CMS on NPR; WILLOW in national news

September 04, 2018

Simone Cummings was featured in the St. Louis Business Journal on work-life balance. ... Coverage of WILLOW Project client Angel Stewart went national, with Associated Press stories appearing in outlets across the country. ... Community Music School student Jerry Chang's live performance will air along with an interview on NPR's From the Top this week.

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CMS Faculty Member, Parent Collaborate on Book of Jazz for Young Violinists

August 30, 2018

The Community Music School of Webster University announced that Sher Music Co. has published Jazz Songs for the Student Violinist written by noted CMS Suzuki violin teacher and ensemble director Joanne Keefe, and Kevin M. Mitchell, CMS parent, jazz musician and author of music education literature.

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Werfelmann with resident performer Douglas O’Connor

Werfelmann Compositions Performed in South Carolina, Florida

May 23, 2018

David Werfelmann’s recent multi-movement composition received another hearing last month at Furman University, with the Consortium World Premiere performance of "On the Shoulders of Giants." His "Fractals in the Afterglow," a work for saxophone and piano, was performed at a new music festival in Florida. Werfelmann is now spending the first weeks of summer at PLAYA, a multi-disciplinary residency program in Oregon.

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