Webster University Orchestra
Webster University Orchestra serves Webster University through performance of music from the Baroque Era to the present day. Composed of both music majors and non-majors, this ensemble is dedicated to developing individual skill and artistic understanding through the performance of significant musical repertoire. WUCO performs two concerts each semester, plus other area-supportive performances, conducted by Dr. Paul Davis and accomplished graduate students. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:15–6:45 pm. Participation is open to all students at Webster University. For more information contact Dr. Paul Davis, ensemble conductor, or call (314) 968-7040.
Webster University Wind Ensemble
The Webster University Wind Ensemble (WWE) is open to all Webster University students with experience performing on woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. All players are required to audition for participation in the WWE. This ensemble is dedicated to developing individual and ensemble skills through the performance of standard Wind Ensemble repertoire, new music and transcriptions. Rehearsals are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon from 11–11:50 am. Under the direction of Mr. James A. Martin, the WWE presents two concerts each semester. For more information, contact Dr. Paul Davis, ensemble conductor, or call (314) 968-7040.
Webster University New Music Lab
The New Music Ensemble explores contemporary acoustic, electronic, MIDI and improvisational works by Webster students and faculty, as well as major composers from the 20th and 21st century. Membership is open to instrumentalists and singers from rock, classical and jazz backgrounds. The ensemble rehearses on Tuesdays from 5:00–6:20 pm. Auditions are held during the first Tuesday class meeting. The group performs at least one concert each semester.
Webster University Percussion Ensemble
One of the largest student chamber ensembles, the Percussion Ensemble performs a wide variety of pieces and participates in clinics and masterclasses with world renowned artists. Recent guest artists include Stanton Moore, Chuck Silverman, Jason Bittner, Keith Aleo, Thor Anderson, Michael Israelievitch, Danny Seraphine and Fred Dinkins. Every fall the Percussion Ensemble travels to PASIC, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Percussion Ensemble meets as part of the Wind Ensemble on Mondays and Tuesdays from noon–12:50 pm, and then independently on Fridays from noon–1:50 pm. The ensemble performs two semester-ending concerts per year. The group is open to any student who has played drums or percussion previously. For more information contact Erin Elstner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the group's Facebook page!
Webster University Chamber Music Ensembles
The Department of Music also offers classical chamber music ensembles: the Guitar Ensemble, the String Quartet, a Woodwind Ensemble, and the String & Piano Ensemble. Enrollment in these ensembles is by permission of the appropriate instructor. Contact the Music office at (314) 968-7032 for more information.