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Commencement 2017

Various shots with students today, and at yesterday’s Honors Convocation:


34 years ago

I posted this blog entry four years ago. ┬áThe sentiments are still the same this weekend. I’m saying goodbye to six most wonderful seniors from my Webster University voice studio.

Alas. Hallelujah. Godspeed.


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Proud teacher

I’m an incredibly proud teacher this weekend.

Five of my Webster University voice students are in The Drowsy Chaperone at the Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts. I saw the show again Friday night, and will it again on Sunday.  Tonight I sat with the parents of my senior Jacob Scott; visited with the parents of my senior Chase Thomaston; and finally met the parents of my sophomore Jacob Flekier.  Caroline Adams’ parents were also in the house, although I did not get a chance to say hello.

Yesterday I posted a photo of me with Chase.  Today’s photos are with the Jacob the Elder and Jacob the Younger (top photo).

And here are some production photos with my five students in them:

The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone runs this weekend at the Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts.

Man In Chair is played by my graduating senior voice student Chase Thomaston, who is inordinately effective, hugely entertaining, utterly believable, and ultimately deeply moving in his last WebCo role.

I’m one proud teacher.



Before the recital at school on Sunday, I took a few shots of the magnificent Steinway Model D in Winifred Moore Auditorium at Webster University.

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As I was setting up in the balcony to take some recital photos, I grabbed this snap of the capitals of the columns on the east wall:


The ornamental capitals are about 15 feet apart, but this angle lines them up and makes them appear much closer.

Photos from the concert are posted on my school blog.