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Performance Degrees

Bachelor of Music in

Guitar Performance
Instrumental Performance (all instruments)
Jazz Studies: Performance
Organ Performance
Piano Performance
Voice Performance

Devin Matthews, BM '16The BM degree is a course of study that prepares a student for a professional career in music, with a focus on pre-professional training.

You'll take courses in music theory and history, performance pedagogy and literature, and conducting. With our outstanding artist/teachers, you'll hone your talent through eight semesters of lessons on your primary instrument. You'll perform in recitals, play in large and small ensembles, learn to compose and orchestrate pieces, and find yourself a changed musician at the end of four years of study. You may elect to study in Vienna for a term abroad in one of the musical capitals of the world. You'll benefit from numerous guest master classes and performances on campus, as well as from musical events and activities within our larger community of Saint Louis.

Faculty include outstanding Saint Louis-area artist/teachers.

Students in this program present junior and senior recitals and participate in numerous ensembles.

If you plan to major or minor in music you must complete an audition as part of your application to Webster. Check out our audition requirements and submit your application today.

Special Study Opportunities

Student musicians get to hone their skills in Vienna, home to legendary composers Beethoven, Mozart and Strauss where Webster has had a campus since 1981. Students usually attend the Vienna campus in the junior year spring semester, where they study voice with a Viennese artist, take courses in music history - especially relating to Vienna's traditions, do special projects on opera or art song, and experience the vibrancy of Europe's musical capital.

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