My normal teaching style eschews negative example as the first example, but for this one time today I’m thinking of providing a list of ‘Five Big Mistakes Recital-Givers Make.’
That list of mistakes would include:
Full details for recitals are in the Webster University Department of Music Handbook.
Four of our performance, music tech, and music education majors have landed a great gig: a skiffle band as part of One Man, Two Guv’nors at the Rep.
These guys are going to entertain eight shows a week for 3.5 weeks. They get their Union cards. And they get to do some great music to what will be a lively and appreciative audience.
I’m so glad that I could hook these guys up with the Rep, and that all has worked out so well. They’re already a hit!
Here’s the band entertaining a Rep fundraiser tonight, on the patio of Thompson House:
Webster University Statement on Restoring Respect
As leaders of a global institution dedicated to diversity and inclusion, the news coming out of St. Louis this week is heart wrenching.
As parents with our own families, we are saddened at the tragic events of this week being reported in St. Louis. As community members, we are further saddened at the violence in the streets and in businesses in Ferguson and beyond. And as leaders of Webster University, it is a stark reminder that our work to open minds through educational opportunities is never done.
Let us come together as a community, a nation and a world to gain a deeper understanding of our own and others’ values. Let us continue the difficult conversations necessary to move forward. It is only by doing so that we will begin to restore the respect for ourselves and for others that will allow us to flourish as a society.
Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, PhD
Julian Z. Schuster, PhD
Maestro David Robertson of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and other groups is leading the American Youth Orchestra in tour this summer.
Take a look!
The classical world (and its meeting of the digital age) is well in their hands!
For something fun, watch all of the section videos.
This week in Lincoln, I have seen a number of variant spellings of the four primary voice types.
Herewith, a curious list:
NPR ran this article on Saturday.
I enjoyed 27 immensely!
That a major world premiere took place on our campus, and just yards from our music building, is truly a wondrous and happy thing!