About the Department of Music | Webster University

About the Department of Music

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Webster's music program provides all Webster students an opportunity to perform in students ensembles, and to study music theory in classes and performance in private lessons. Many students take music classes designed for non-majors, such as jazz, world music, and art music appreciation courses.

Twelve programs are designed for music majors, including a full gamut of performance degrees, a general music major that is often combined with a non-arts major, music composition, two music education certification areas, and jazz and music technology. Recent additions include degrees in Songwriting, Collaborative Piano, and a first-in-the-country Bachelor of Music in Music Direction for Musical Theatre. Many music majors opt for a time in Vienna during the junior year of study.

Graduate programs include a Master of Arts in Music, and the more specific Master of Music degree in many of the same areas as undergraduate study.

Thirteen full-time faculty are joined by more than 65 dedicated artist/teachers who bring specific expertise in their fields of education and performance.

The music department is housed primarily in Thompson Music Building (on the National Register of Historic Places, and the oldest building on campus) and the Community Music School Center, just a few steps down across the Quad. Many academic music classes are taught in the adjacent East Academic Hall.

Webster University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music

Read the Department of Music's mission statement.