Snapshot: Soprano Christine Brewer Concludes Weeklong Department of Music Residency

| February 24, 2015
Renowned soprano and visiting professor Christine Brewer (center) with Webster University music students during her residency Feb. 17-20.

Renowned soprano and visiting professor Christine Brewer (center) with Webster University music students during her residency Feb. 17-20.

Grammy-award winning soprano¬†Christine Brewer‘s week of lessons, master classes, and a final concert with vocal students as visiting professor in the Department of Music in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts concluded on Feb. 20. During her residency at Webster University, Brewer met with more than 25 students, ranging from freshman through graduate, conducting four master classes and 16 private lessons.

Brewer, who lives in Lebanon, Illinois, took a few weeks away from performances in order to prepare for a major concert in Sydney, Australia, with David Robertson, who leads both the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

The kickoff event to Brewer’s weeklong residency, a lecture on American art song, was held Feb. 17 in the Thompson Music Building recital hall. Her residency ended with a recital in the Winifred Moore Auditorium that Department of Music chair Jeffrey Carter described as “glorious.” The recital featured 10 upperclassmen and graduate students, and a moving performance by Brewer.

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