As a student in the Bachelor of Arts in Music program at Webster University, you will receive a broad understanding of the music discipline through the study of performance, music theory and music literature, and investigate diverse areas of music within a flexible curricular framework. This exciting program also includes a semester in Vienna, one of the world's oldest musical capitals!
You will complete a senior project appropriate for your primary emphasis area, such as composition, piano performance, vocal performance, jazz studies and more. The program's flexibility lets you pursue a second field of study outside of music, too. Whether it's biology, creative writing, electronic media, foreign languages, international studies or psychology, the choice is yours. These are some of the reasons why the Bachelor of Arts in Music program is the most popular degree within the Department of Music.
Plan Your Webster Education
The Bachelor of Arts in Music four-year plan helps you visualize the courses you'll take each year of your education journey at Webster University.
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 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 masterclasses at the Webster Groves campus.
- Voice students benefit from the presence on campus of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and from Webster's strong relationships with local arts organizations, including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Union Avenue Opera.
- As a student musician, seize the opportunity to hone your skills in Vienna, home to legendary composers Beethoven, Mozart and Strauss. Webster University established its Vienna campus in 1981. Students typically attend the Vienna campus in the junior year spring semester. Study jazz with a Viennese artist, take courses in music history (including Vienna's music traditions), and experience the vibrancy of Europe's musical capital.
Experienced Music Faculty
Bachelor of Arts in Music
To learn more about our program and course offerings, email Dr. David Werfelmann, Director of Bachelor of Arts in Music.
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Only at Webster: Special Study Opportunities
Student musicians may polish their skills in Vienna, home to legendary composers Beethoven, Mozart and Strauss. Webster established the Vienna campus in 1981. Students typically attend the Vienna campus in the Spring semester of their junior year. Study voice with a Viennese artist, take courses in music history, develop special projects on opera or art song, and experience the vibrancy of Europe's musical capital.
16th in the Midwest
Webster University continues to be highly ranked on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges report, now listed as 16th in Midwest Regional Universities and included in four best-of categories. This year, the University's score rose to its highest level since the ranking system was established.
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