March 26, 2009
Erin Bode Group to Address ‘Art and Entrepreneurship’ at Webster University; Free Concert to Follow Panel Discussion
ST. LOUIS, March 26, 2009 – Webster University alumna and singer/songwriter Erin Bode, along with members of The Erin Bode Group and group manager Lori Beck, will share their experiences in a panel discussion on “Art and Entrepreneurship – the Business of Music” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8 at the Community Music School of Webster University, 535 Garden Ave. Following the discussion, The Erin Bode Group will perform a concert of jazz and folk music. The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the School of Business and Technology’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship Program and the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts’ Department of Music. To RSVP, go to www.webster.edu/entrepreneurship. Free parking for the event will be available in the University’s Garden Park Garage, 554 Garden Ave.
Bode and her group have been critically acclaimed in The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Jazz Times. The group has released four CDs, performed at well-known jazz venues across the country and in Europe and Japan, and opened for singers Mary Wilson, Michael Buble and Macy Gray. Most recently, Bode performed with Garrison Keillor on “A Prairie Home Companion” at the Fox Theater.
In addition to Bode, members of the group include Adam Maness, piano and acoustic guitar; Sydney Rodway, bass; and Mark Colenburg, drums.
For more information about the event, contact Dr. Barrett Baebler, assistant professor and director of Webster’s Certificate in Entrepreneurship Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is a worldwide institution committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Founded in 1915, Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges, and a global network of more than 100 campuses. Its 20,000-plus student population represents almost 150 nationalities. The University’s core values include excellence in teaching, joining theory and practice, small class sizes, and educating students to be lifelong independent learners, fully prepared to participate in an increasingly international society.
Since opening its first campus overseas in Geneva in 1978, Webster has become a recognized leader and innovator in global education, with an international presence that now includes campuses in London; Vienna; Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands; Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China; and Bangkok and Cha-am, Thailand. Webster also has educational partnerships with universities in Mexico and Japan.