Fall 2019 Faculty Concert | Webster University

Fall 2019 Faculty Concert

cms faculty featured in 2019 Fall Faculty Concert On Saturday, October 19th at 2:00 pm the Community Music School of Webster University will feature nine faculty members during their Fall Faculty Concert.  This free concert will be held in the CMS Concert Hall on the campus of Webster University at 535 Garden Avenue in Webster Groves.  Parking is available in the Garden Plaza Parking Garage at 568 Garden Avenue.  Please note that Robert Souza will not be performing due to recent circumstances.

Concert Repertoire:

  • Légende by Henryk Wieniawski
  • Songs from the Wood by Robert Maggio
  • Impromptu No. 2 in F-sharp Major, op. 36 by Frédéric Chopin
  • Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
  • Petite Suite pour Flûte et Bassoon by Pierre Max Dubois
  • Poloniase-Fantasie, op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
  • Patourelle by Francis Poulenc
  • Sonata No. 54 in G Major, Hob. XVI:40 I. Allegretto innocente by Joseph Haydn
  • Preludes, op.28 No. 1 in C Major, Aitato and No. 3 in G Major, Vivace by Frédéric Chopin
  • Etudes-Tableaux, op. 39 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major by Joseph Haydn

Featured Faculty

Dr. Jeffrey Barudin, percussion – Jeffrey Barudin has performed as a soloist and ensemble member around the world, including several performances at PASICs and PAS Days of Percussion. He has also participated in numerous world premiere performances and recordings. He is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO where he coordinates the percussion studio and directs the LU Symphony Orchestra. He is also the applied percussion professor at St. Charles Community College. Dr. Barudin has recently performed with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Bach Society of St. Louis, Chamber Project STL, and Winter Opera STL.  He is proud to be a Yamaha Performing Artist and to endorse Sabian cymbals and Innovative Percussion mallets and products.

Kyu Butler, piano - A recipient of the Marina Grin and the Classical Music Awards, Kyu Butler is an accomplished pianist and has received awards from many competitions including the Chosun Daily News Co. Music Competition, Korea Times Music Competition, The Korean National Students Competition, Samick Piano Competition, Choonchoo Piano Competition, Monthly Music Magazine Competition, Yookyoung Students Competition, and the University of Illinois Symphony Concerto Competition. Butler has trained and with such masters as Leon Fleisher, Aldo Ciccolini, Menahem Pressler, Yefim Bronfman, Vladimir Feltsman, Boris Slutsky, Timothy Ehlen, Daniel Schene and many others and she is actively performing in Czech Republic, China, Italy, Korea and US. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2017.  Ms. Butler is the Vice President of the Missouri Music Teachers Association and Chair of the Young Artist Competition.

Nancy Daby, violin - Nancy Daby has been a member of the Suzuki and traditional violin faculty at the Community Music School of Webster University since 1991. She founded the String Training Ensemble, a beginning level orchestral experience, in her first year at CMS. Ms. Daby plays in the St. Louis Philharmonic first violin section. She has performed in the Alpenkammermusik Festival, a yearly chamber music event in Liesing, Austria in 2016 and 2017.   She holds a M.M. in Violin Performance from Converse College and a B.A. in Music History from the State University of New York at Albany. She completed Suzuki teacher training at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 1989.  Nancy would like to thank her colleague, Angie Smart, for coaching to prepare for this performance.

Brian Garrison, trumpet – Brian Garrison earned his M.M. in Trumpet Performance at the University of New Mexico and his B.A. in Music at Truman State University. He performs with the St. Louis Brass Band and occasionally with the St. Louis Philharmonic and the St. Louis Wind Symphony.  Mr. Garrison has performed with other notable groups including New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, San Juan Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, and the Nomads Brass Quintet.  He was a trumpet fellow at the Hot Springs Music Festival and the national brass finalist in the Music Teacher’s National Association Solo Competition.  He is a former instructor for Hummingbird Music Camp and did educational brass coaching in Albuquerque, NM.

Nadine Hur, flute – Nadine Hur played her debut with the Honolulu Symphony at age 11 and has concertized in Europe, Asia and throughout the U.S. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Library of Congress. Nadine held a position as Principal Flutist with the Knoxville Symphony and has performed with the Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and St. Louis Symphony. A long-time student of Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner, she studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and earned a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School. She later earned Juilliard’s professional studies certificate under Jeanne Baxtresser and studied privately with Keith Underwood. Nadine lives in St. Louis with cellist husband David and son Alexander.

Matt Pankratz, piano - A native of St. Louis, Mr. Pankratz began his studies at the Community Music School of Webster University under recently-retired Karl Koesterer.  He continued his studies at Webster University under Daniel Schene obtaining his B.M. (Summa cum Laude) in Piano Performance and completed his M.M. in Piano Performance at Louisiana State University.  He is the winner of numerous performance scholarships, including the Buder Foundation (2010) and Jack Guerry Foundation (2013). Winner of Webster University Concerto Competition (2012).  As an instructor, Mr. Pankratz focuses on a healthy piano technique, using the body’s natural physiology to dictate movements at the keyboard, allowing us to play efficiently and musically.

Vera Parkin, piano - Vera Parkin has been a faculty member at the Community Music School for more than 25 years. She is the founding Artistic Director of the Preparatory Program, a piano and theory teacher, and staff accompanist at the CMS and SIUE. A keyboardist with the St. Louis Symphony since 1986, Ms. Parkin is best known in the St. Louis region as a collaborative pianist to SLSO members and students of all ages.  She was named the SLSO’s Educator of the Year in 2011, and has taught in Beirut, Lebanon for four summers as part of a cultural diplomacy program.

Kirt Pavitt, piano - Kirt Pavitt studied with noted American pianists Ruth Slenczynska and Leon Fleisher.  He was also a student at L’École Normale de Musique in Paris.  Past appointments include piano instructor and coach accompanist at Washington University and adjunct piano faculty at Southern Illinois University.  Mr. Pavitt was Founding Director of  Young Voices of The Santa Fe Opera where he worked for 15 years.  He was also on staff with many other companies including Opera Theatre Saint Louis, Opera Omaha and Central City Opera House.  Mr. Pavitt has performed as soloist with the St. Louis Symphony, St. Louis Little Symphony, and the St. Louis Philharmonic.  He has a solo CD and two recordings with American Soprano Christine Brewer.