MA in Music

Musicians with a desire to learn more about their talent through the study of theory, literature and performance can take their talent to the next level with a Master of Arts degree in Music from Webster.

The MA in Music is offered without an official area of specialization, although one or more of several fields within music may be emphasized through elective courses that meet individual needs and career goals. The area of emphasis will be determined by your consultation with the graduate committee and the Director of Graduate Studies in Music.

Academic studies in music are emphasized in the MA program in contrast to the performance-related Master of Music degree. Performance and creative musical endeavors, however, will be central to the course of study for many students.

Graduates of the MA program are qualified to teach applied music in the studio or classroom, perform with or conduct ensembles, compose or arrange music, pursue doctoral studies in musicology, theory, or another field, or establish an expertise in any one or several additional areas.

Points of Distinction

  • Flexible academic programs for students accommodate performance schedules.
  • Webster University's outstanding music program attracts students from around the country.
  • The Department of Music has achieved the highest level of accreditation available, and are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and nationally accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • International travel and education are the norm for students, rather than the exception.
  • Music faculty members are outstanding professional practitioners who love to teach and mentor, and who practice their craft daily
  • Webster University is and All-Steinway School, one of fewer than 125 in the world.

Music Academic Programs

To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list:

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