BA in Music
The BA in Music program is the single most-popular degree in the Department of Music at Webster University. This program includes a study abroad semester in Vienna, which is one of the world's oldest musical capitals.
The bachelor of arts (BA) degree with a major in music 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.
Music students complete a senior project appropriate to their primary emphasis area, such as composition, piano performance, vocal performance or jazz studies. There is also flexibility within the major that 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.
(Note: As part of the Webster application process, students planning to major or minor in music will also audition with the department.)
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 the 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 location.
Voice students benefit from Webster's involvement with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Union Avenue Opera.
Students may attend the Webster University Vienna campus in the spring semester of their junior year. They have the opportunity to study voice with a Viennese artist, take courses in music history relating to Vienna's traditions, develop special projects on opera or art song and experience the vibrancy of Europe's musical capital.