The music program is one of the most popular fields in the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts at Webster University. Music students also have an opportunity a study abroad at Webster's Vienna Campus, which is one of the world's oldest musical capitals.
The minor in music is designed for a broad understanding of the music discipline through the study of performance, music theory, and music literature. This program allows a student to investigate diverse areas of music within a flexible curricular framework.
(Note: As part of the Webster application process, students planning to major or minor in music will also audition with the department.)
Special Study Opportunities
Jazz students benefit from Webster's strong cooperation with Jazz St. Louis. The world-class Dennis Owsley Jazz Recording Collection is housed in the Emerson Library.
World-renowned soprano Christine Brewer, an international performing artist, is Visiting Professor of Voice at Webster University. She conducts an annual series of lectures and master classes at the Webster Groves campus location.
Voice students benefit from Webster's involvement with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Union Avenue Opera.
Student musicians get to hone their skills at the Webster University campus in Vienna, home to legendary composers Beethoven, Mozart and Strauss. Students may attend the Vienna campus in the junior year spring semester and study jazz with Viennese artists, take courses in music history featuring Vienna's traditions and experience the vibrancy of Europe's musical capital.
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