Webster University is delighted to be one of a handful of universities across the country to offer a degree focused on songwriting.
Pursue a career as a composer, author, and performer of original songs through a unique academic and performance track. In both private applied study and in the classroom setting, refine your skills as a songwriter/composer, vocalist, lyricist, and performer, typically on piano and/or guitar. Grow as a musician with courses in music theory and history, performance pedagogy and literature, and conducting.
Combine extensive applied instruction on your primary and secondary instruments with classes in traditional, jazz and commercial music theory and history. This program features a mix of audio production, jazz theory, and music business courses, ensuring you'll leave Webster with a skill set and breadth of experience that sets you apart!
Seize opportunities throughout your time at Webster to perform in recitals and play or sing in large and small ensembles. You will present a final concert of original songs, along with a fully produced compact disc.
If you plan to major or minor in music, you must complete an audition as part of your application to Webster. This degree is intended for students whose primary instrument is voice, piano, or guitar. For more information about this program, including degree requirements and courses, please visit the undergraduate catalog page for Songwriting.
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