The Atmosphere.

 Over and over we hear When I think of Webster, I think of the arts.

We are Saint Louis' arts university!

Students in the CMS>For instance . . .

  • Webster is an arts-centered university.  Presidents and trustees support the arts and believe in the importance of fine arts programs and education.
Webster boasts an enviable tradition in the arts, including flexible academic programs for students.

  • Webster's suburban setting and Midwestern location mean a close-knit, friendly campus.  But the wonders of a larger city are just ten minutes away.

  • Webster makes international travel and education the norm for students, rather than the exception.
Webster's music faculty are outstanding professional practitioners who love to teach.  You have close working relationships with professors who practice their craft daily.
Webster University is an All-Steinway School, one of around 150 in the world.
  • Webster University hosts the world-class Dennis Owsley Jazz Recording Collection.

Here's what recent graduates said about the Department of Music:

"I think the best part of my learning experience here at Webster was the immense support that the teachers and my fellow students gave me. This department is such a close family of music people who are all here to help you succeed! It was so nice to walk into the building and know everyone and be treated like family. That is why it will be extremely hard for me to leave because I have come to love the Webster Department of Music so much!"

"Because of the small size of the department, undergraduates students are able to make intense connections with their professors. This allows students to grow to their full potential within the realms of their instrument(s) as well as their academic capacity."

"Compared to my undergrad experience, Webster’s teachers and students are extremely supportive, instead of competing against one another. I've been to schools in Boston and NYC and never have I seen a school with such a healthy attitude towards music."

"The professors I had were always positive while still able to offer constructive criticism, and their advice has been extremely helpful. Having opportunities to perform on and off campus, tour, work with visiting artists like Christine Brewer, study abroad, are all great opportunities that you don't necessarily get at other universities."