Stand Out With an Undergraduate Degree From Webster

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The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree is a course of study that prepares a student for a professional career in music, with a focus on pre-professional training. As a student in this popular degree program, take courses in music theory and history, performance pedagogy and literature, and conducting. Hone your talent on your primary instrument through eight semesters of instruction from our outstanding faculty of artists and teachers. You'll perform in recitals, play in large and small ensembles, learn to compose and orchestrate pieces, and present junior and senior recitals.

While studying towards your degree, you'll benefit from a variety of guest master classes and performances on campus, along with musical events and activities within the larger St. Louis community. You also may seize the opportunity to study in Vienna, one of the oldest musical capitals in the world.

Clarinet player in concert

Application and Audition

Clarinet player in concert

Become a Gorlok

If you plan to major or minor in music, you must complete an audition as part of your application to Webster.

Explore the Program

Bachelor of Music in Performance (BM)

Find out more about the overall curriculum, electives and learning outcomes for a BM in Performance with an Emphasis in Orchestral Instruments degree at Webster.

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Experienced Music Faculty

Wind Ensemble directed by Dr. Paul G. Davis

Instrumental Performance

To learn more about about our program and course offerings, email Dr. Paul Davis, Director of Instrumental Studies.


Webster Holds Longtime NASM Membership

Webster University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). An important marker of standing among music programs in the U.S., NASM establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines.

Years as Member of NASM

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Contact the Admissions Office to Find Out More

If you have more questions about the program, your application or other enrollment-related inquiries, contact our Admissions Office.

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