Webster Music Students Clean Up at Crescendo Competition

Mar. 19, 2019

studentsTen Webster University students performed in the Crescendo recital performance competition, taking first, second and third place. 

Crescendo, Union Avenue Opera’s University Artist Outreach program (UAO), culminated this month in a recital performance competition. Webster University students took first, second and third place.

Sophie Shugart, a senior vocal performance major, took home top honors and the John J. Prcic Memorial Scholarship. Madeleine Buckley placed second and received the John F. Lesser Scholarship. Erica Ancell received the Jack and Betty Swanson Scholarship, placing third. 

UAO’s Crescendo program is a free hands-on, performance-based training program aimed at developing the education of local artists still young in their careers as they prepare to join the St. Louis art community.

"Today was a great day for our students at the Crescendo competition. Ten of our students performed beautifully,” said Jacob Lassetter, associate professor and director of Opera Studies.

“We are so pleased that our students continue to place well in noted competitions,” said Jeffrey Carter, chair of the Department of Music. “This is a testament to the great teaching that happens at Webster, and to the caliber of the students we attract."

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