Recent Guest Artists

Christine Brewer leads a panel discussion in September 2012.

In addition to others, these guests artists performed, lectured, guided students, and otherwise enriched our musical life recently:

Barry Hufker

St. Louis

Professor of Audio Production at Webster University

Beth Denisch

Baltimore, MD

Renowned composer

Carol Commerford

St. Louis

Director of Community Music School, Webster University 

Cherry Duke


Internationally renowned mezzo-soprano

Christine Brewer

Lebanon, Illinois

Internationally renowned operatic soprano

Chris Armistead

St. Louis

Director of vocal activity at Washington University

David Rayl

Michigan State University

Professor of music and director of choral programs

Dana Hotle

St. Louis

Principal clarinetist with Illinois Symphony Orchestra

David Halen

St. Louis

Violinist with St. Louis Symphony 

Diana Jacklin


Dramatic soprano and professor of Webster University, Vienna Campus

Dr. Andrew Schutte

St. Louis

Clinical Audiologist with Washington University School of Medicine 

Dr. Eric Knost

St. Louis

Superintendent of Rockwood Schools Webster University Alumni 

Jane Solose

Kansas City

Professor of music at University of Missouri-Kansas City

Josh Burel

St. Louis

Adjunct professor of music at Webster University 

Marc Schapman

Edwardsville, Illinois

Character tenor

Mark Lawson

St. Louis

President of MorningStar Publication

Michael Engelhardt

Woodstock, Illinois

Renowned composer, conductor, and vocalist

Olivier Chassian

Paris, France

International guitarist and professor at the Conservatory of Bordeaux 

Rene Marie

Washington, D.C.

Grammy nominated jazz vocalist

Robert Glasper 

St. Louis

Grammy-award winning jazz-fusion musician 

Susan Lutz

St. Louis

Institutional Director of St. Louis Steinway Gallery 

Tim Ocel

St. Louis

Opera Theatre of St. Louis opera director

Vanity Gee

St. Louis

Director of Community Programing and Grand Center Operations at Craft Alliance 

Warren Wolf

Baltimore, MD

Multi-instrumentalist and nationally recognized vibraphonist