The Curriculum.

StudentYour classes include a core of music theory and history, performance lessons and ensembles, and specific courses in your area of interest—all essential to any music degree. 

Many of our students study at our Vienna campus during a portion of the junior year. Nine different degree programs are focused on music performance, music composition, music education, music technology, and general music studies. 

The department has been a full member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) for the last sixty years, an important marker of our standing among music departments in the US. Other institutional memberships include the Music Teachers National Association, Opera America, Missouri Bandmaster Association, American Choral Directors Association, and the Missouri and Illinois state music teachers associations. Our roster of guest artists adds breadth and depth to our degree programs, as does our regular cooperation with other Saint Louis arts groups.