Achieve Excellence Through Our Premier Music Education 

In Webster University’s Department of Music, students collaborate in noteworthy performance ensembles, study music theory, history and literature according to national standards, 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 below to learn more about our curriculum, which promotes a collaborative environment while fostering a lifelong habit of excellence in performance, creativity, scholarship, and teaching.  

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Important Information from the Department of Music

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Whether scheduling an audition for the Department of Music or receiving information about upcoming performances, your options for seeing what we are all about are endless!

Summer Camps and Pre-Collegiate Programs

Join the Webster University Department of Music this summer for piano camp! Student piano camps in Summer 2021 include the Virtual Classical Piano Power Camp and the Classical Piano Power Camp located in-person at the Webster Groves campus.

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Well known for our innovative jazz studies program and the "Jazz@Webster" concert series, this summer the Department of Music will hosting a summer jazz camp at the Webster Groves campus. The camp is for beginning, intermediate and advanced level jazz improvisers and instrumentalists. Music reading skills are necessary for participation in classes and ensembles.

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Learn from our faculty even before you enter college! New for 2020-21, the Department of Music offers a new remote 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 (students entering grades 8-12) will work on improving their improvisational skills, ensemble interaction, and personal musicianship. 

Learn more about High School Jazz Ensemble (legacy site)

The Community Music School also offers a wealth and variety of additional summer camps for students, including camps for flautists, composers, string players, chamber musicians, and a summer band camp. The Community Music School also provides private applied instruction on the full range of band and orchestral instruments, plus piano and voice.
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Only at Webster: Study Music Abroad in Vienna

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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 that music students in St. Louis can study for a term in Vienna, typically during spring of your junior year. 

Explore Our Premier Programs

Discover more about our relevant and hands-on curriculum across a variety of fields and disciplines.

News & Events

Department of Music News & Upcoming Events