Bachelor of Arts in Music

 

Chamber OrchestraThe BA in Music program is designed for a broad understanding of the music discipline through the study of performance, music theory and music literature. This program allows a student to investigate diverse areas of music within a flexible curricular framework, and is thus the most flexible of our degree programs.  This program includes a semester in Vienna, one of the world's oldest musical capitals!

The BA in Music program is the single most-popular degree in the Department of Music.  Students complete senior project appropriate to their primary emphasis area (for example: composition, piano performance, vocal performance, jazz studies, etc.). The flexibility enables students to choose a second field outside of music. Examples of second fields might include biology, creative writing, electronic media, foreign languages, international studies or psychology.

If you plan to major or minor in music you must complete an audition as part of your application to Webster.


Special Study Opportunities

Jazz students benefit from Webster's strong cooperation with Jazz St. Louis.  The world-class Dennis Owsley Jazz Recording Collection is housed in Emerson Library.

World-renowned soprano Christine Brewer, an international performing artist, is Visiting Professor of Voice at Webster University.  She conducts an annual series of lectures and master classes at the Webster Groves campus.

Voice students benefit from the presence on campus of Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and from Webster's strong relationships with local arts organizations including the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Union Avenue Opera.

Student musicians get to hone their skills in Vienna, home to legendary composers Beethoven, Mozart and Strauss where Webster has had a campus since 1981. Students usually attend the Vienna campus in the junior year spring semester, where they study jazz with a Viennese artist, take courses in music history - especially relating to Vienna's traditions, and experience the vibrancy of Europe's musical capital. 

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