Achieve Excellence Through Our Premier Music Education
In Webster University’s Department of Music, students collaborate in noteworthy performance ensembles, integrate the study of music theory, history and literature into practice, 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 16 undergraduate and graduate programs including Music Education, Instrumental and Vocal Performance, Composition, Songwriting, and a first-in-the-country Bachelor of Music in Music Direction for Musical Theatre. Explore more about our curriculum, which promotes a collaborative environment while fostering a lifelong habit of excellence in performance, creativity, scholarship and teaching.
Webster University provides unparalleled experience and unrivaled training! Learn about the audition process and how to request an audition.
Our music program provides all Webster students the opportunity to perform in student-centered jazz, classical, vocal and instrumental ensembles.
“The music department has a community-based attitude of support and pushing each other to be our best, while supported by faculty dedicated to services in and out of the classroom.”
BM in Music Composition, '26
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 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
Get Started on Your Program
Take the next step toward earning your degree. We are here to help.
Take a Virtual Tour
The Community Music School offers outstanding music education and performance opportunities to students of all ages and abilities in the St. Louis region, including private applied instruction on the full range of band and orchestral instruments, plus piano and voice.
Webster’s Community Music School offers a program for high school jazz students during the school year.
Under the leadership of Webster’s Jazz Ensemble director Nick Savage, 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.
July 8–12, 2024
9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Students entering 9th grade in Fall 2024 through adults
Classical Piano Camp
July 15–19, 2024
9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Students entering grades 6th through 12th in Fall 2024
Pop Songwriting Camp
June 3–7, 2024
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Students entering grades 9th through 12th in Fall 2024
Summer at CMS
Families, school-aged children, teens and adults can explore new skills over the summer. Multiple camps and summer workshops keep the music playing!
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.
Department of Music News and Upcoming Events
Webster University Opera Studio Presents 'Un po’ di Puccini (A little Puccini)'
January 16, 2024
Faculty and Staff Highlights: Assner-Alvey, Chekoudjian, Colletti, Green, Kaiser, Nomikos
December 4, 2023
CMS Students Selected to Play at the NAIS People of Color Conference
November 30, 2023