The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree is a course of study that prepares a student for a professional career in music, with a focus on pre-professional training. As a student in this popular degree program, take courses in music theory and history, performance pedagogy and literature, and conducting. Hone your talent on your primary instrument through eight semesters of instruction from our outstanding faculty of artists and teachers. You'll perform in recitals, play in large and small ensembles, learn to compose and orchestrate pieces, and present junior and senior recitals.
While studying towards your degree, you'll benefit from a variety of guest master classes and performances on campus, along with musical events and activities within the larger St. Louis community. You also may seize the opportunity to study in Vienna, one of the oldest musical capitals in the world.
16th in the Midwest
Webster University continues to be highly ranked on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges report, now listed as 16th in Midwest Regional Universities and included in four best-of categories. This year, the University's score rose to its highest level since the ranking system was established.
Plan Your Webster Education
The Bachelor of Music in Performance with an Emphasis in Orchestral Instruments four-year plan helps you visualize the courses you'll take each year of your education journey at Webster University.
Experienced Music Faculty
To learn more about about our program and course offerings, email Dr. Paul Davis, Director of Instrumental Studies.
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Only at Webster: Special Study Opportunities
Student musicians may polish their skills in Vienna, home to legendary composers Beethoven, Mozart and Strauss. Webster established the Vienna campus in 1981. Students typically attend the Vienna campus in the Spring semester of their junior year. Study voice with a Viennese artist, take courses in music history, develop special projects on opera or art song, and experience the vibrancy of Europe's musical capital.
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