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.
Choose from a variety of performance concentrations, including:
- Collaborative Piano
- Guitar Performance
- Instrumental Performance
- Jazz Performance
- Organ Performance
- Piano Performance
- Voice Performance
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.
- View the full faculty roster
- Email Dr. Paul Davis, Director of Instrumental Studies
- Email Prof. Paul DeMarinis, Director of Jazz Studies
- Email Prof. Martha J. Hart, Director of Vocal Studies
- Check out these important St. Louis organizations:
Department of Music
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