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Advance in a Noteworthy Career with Webster鈥檚 Master of Arts in Music

Follow your passion for music with 四虎影视鈥檚 Master of Arts in Music, and take the next step in your career. During this two-year program, you鈥檒l gain the skills needed to teach applied music in the studio or classroom, perform with or conduct ensembles, compose or arrange music or pursue doctoral studies in musicology, theory or another field.

You鈥檒l study alongside peer musicians to deepen your knowledge of music history and theory and learn from professional music educators to fine-tune your skills through one-on-one lessons.

Music student playing violin and one playing piano

Choose Your Path

Our Master of Arts in Music allows you to choose a general path or specialize in one or more fields, such as:

  • Piano Pedagogy/Performance
  • Vocal Pedagogy/Performance
  • Music Education
  • Jazz Studies
  • Conducting
  • Composition/Arranging
  • Music History/Theory
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Chamber Music

Whichever you choose, you鈥檒l balance courses in music theory, music history and music performance with courses related to your personal and professional interests.

Beth Fritz
Student Perspective

鈥溗幕⒂笆 made me excited to go back to school for my master鈥檚 degree &ellip; I am so pleased that I got to study with professors who are such talented, intelligent, professional and accomplished musicians. Webster was exactly what I needed and wanted.鈥

Beth Fritz
Beth Enloe Fritz

MA in Music, '05

Choose Webster for a Master of Arts in Music

Study Under Top Musicians

Our faculty are dedicated composers, teachers, performers, conductors, historians and artists with professional experience in their fields. Small class sizes and private lessons mean you鈥檒l benefit from a meaningful mentorship relationship.

Top-Ranked University

四虎影视 is consistently included in multiple categories of U.S. News & World Report鈥檚 annual Best Colleges report. Additionally, 四虎影视 is a full member of the National Association of Schools of Music and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.


The Department of Music offers scholarships to graduate students based on merit, including the Buder Foundation Scholarships, James Moroney Nigh Endowed Scholarship Fund in Opera and TKT Jazz Scholarship.

Performance Opportunities

You won鈥檛 have to look far for opportunities to share your sound. Choose one of the local vocal, instrumental or jazz organizations, like the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Jazz St. Louis and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. And check our music performance calendar for a chance to enjoy music on campus from faculty, peers and professional groups from around the world.

Top-Tier Facilities

As a Department of Music student, you鈥檒l practice and perform in our historic Thompson Music Building. Inside, you鈥檒l find a 45-seat recital hall, 21 rehearsal rooms with pianos, 10 studios and three classrooms. Webster is designated as an All-Steinway School, one of just four in Missouri. In addition, students can use our Digital Keyboard Lab in the lower level of the Loretto-Hilton Center.

Explore the Thompson Music Building

What Can You Do with a Master鈥檚 in Music?

As a graduate of Webster鈥檚 Master of Arts in Music, you鈥檒l develop skills, like teamwork, communication, creative thinking and discipline, to position yourself for a variety of roles, such as:

  • Performer
  • Music Director
  • Band Director
  • Orchestra Director
  • Composer
  • Music Teacher

Career Outlook for Musicians

Jobs in the music industry are expected to keep pace with or grow faster than other industries over the next decade, according to . This means you can feel confident that time spent studying under renowned faculty and honing your craft will help you advance your career.

Salaries for Master鈥檚 in Music Graduates

A graduate music degree can propel you into an exciting career as a music educator, director, performer or composer. While salaries vary depending on which avenue you pursue, earning your Master鈥檚 in Music will help set you apart in the job market, making it a worthwhile investment.


Webster Holds Longtime NASM Membership

四虎影视 is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). An important marker of standing among music programs in the U.S., NASM establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines.

Years as Member of NASM

Get Started on Your Graduate Music Degree

Take the next step toward earning your Master of Arts in Music. We are here to help you get started.


Learn more about our academic programs and our main campus and locations.


Connect with our admissions counselors and academic advisors.


and take the next steps for financial aid and scholarships.

Contact the Admissions Office to Find Out More

If you have more questions about the program, your application or other enrollment-related inquiries, contact our Admissions Office.

Call 314-246-7800 or 800-753-6765 or send an email to