Achieve Excellence Through Our Premier Music Education
In Webster University’s Department of Music, students collaborate in noteworthy performance ensembles, study music theory, history and literature according to national standards, and pursue excellence on a primary instrument in applied lessons, all under the direction of outstanding artists and teachers.
Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, we have 12 programs, including three recent additions: Songwriting, Collaborative Piano, and a first-in-the-country Bachelor of Music in Music Direction for Musical Theatre. Explore below to learn more about our curriculum, which promotes a collaborative environment while fostering a lifelong habit of excellence in performance, creativity, scholarship, and teaching.
Discover the Opportunities to Audition and Enjoy
We make it easy to know what's happening and when. Whether scheduling an audition for the Department of Music or finding information about upcoming performances, your options for seeing what we are all about are endless!
Department of Music: Undergraduate Majors and Minors
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Bachelor of Music in Composition with an Emphasis in Concert Music
Bachelor of Music in Composition with an Emphasis in Songwriting
Bachelor of Music in Music Direction for Musical Theatre
Bachelor of Music in Performance with an Emphasis in Collaborative Piano
Bachelor of Music in Performance with an Emphasis in Jazz
Bachelor of Music in Performance with an Emphasis in Orchestral Instruments
Bachelor of Music in Performance with an Emphasis in Piano
Bachelor of Music in Performance with an Emphasis in Voice
Bachelor of Music Education with an Emphasis in Choral Music
Bachelor of Music Education with an Emphasis in Instrumental Music
Department of Music: Graduate Programs
Summer Camps and Pre-Collegiate Programs
Join the Webster University Department of Music this summer for piano camp! Student piano camps in Summer 2021 include the Virtual Classical Piano Power Camp and the Classical Piano Power Camp located in-person at the Webster Groves campus.
Join the Webster University Department of Music this summer for a brand-new songwriting camp in-person on the Webster University campus.
Well known for our innovative jazz studies program and the "Jazz@Webster" concert series, this summer the Department of Music will hosting a summer jazz camp at the Webster Groves campus. The camp is for beginning, intermediate and advanced level jazz improvisers and instrumentalists. Music reading skills are necessary for participation in classes and ensembles.
Webster University offers a program for high school jazz students during the school year.
Under the leadership of Paul DeMarinis, Webster’s Jazz Studies Director, and Nick Savage, Jazz Ensemble Director, rising young jazz musicians will work on improving their improvisational skills, ensemble interaction, and personal musicianship. All melodic instruments are welcome to participate and experience a variety of jazz styles from the 1930s to the present.
This ensemble is a part of the Department of Music at Webster University and is administered with the assistance of the Community Music School of Webster University.
Only at Webster: Study Music Abroad in Vienna
Webster's international campus network creates unique study abroad opportunities, including study abroad for music students in Vienna, Austria. In this beautiful city, music students join classmates from dozens of other countries for a truly global education. Our programs have been carefully designed to ensure music students in St. Louis can study for a term in Vienna, typically during spring of junior year.
Explore Our Premier Programs
Discover more about our relevant and hands-on curriculum across a variety of fields and disciplines.