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 12 programs, including three recent additions: Songwriting, Collaborative Piano, 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.
“I was given countless opportunities to work with faculty and staff to gain professional experience in my field while cultivating lasting relationships within Webster’s global community.”
Bachelor of Music in Composition (Songwriting), '21
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 Collaborative Piano
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
Webster University offers a program for high school jazz students during the school year.
Under the leadership of Paul DeMarinis, Webster’s Jazz Studies Director, and Nick Savage, Jazz Ensemble Director, 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.
This ensemble is a part of the Department of Music at Webster University and is administered with the assistance of the Community Music School of Webster University.
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 & Upcoming Events
Webster Music Student, Alumni Attend Local MCDA Annual Conference
September 15, 2021
New CMS Preparatory Program Scholarship Competition Sponsored by Classic 107.3
August 27, 2021
Community Music School Adds New Faculty for 2021-2022
July 19, 2021