People | Webster University

The People.

Faculty at Commencement 2017At the heart of any music program are the people who greet each generation of students, namely the faculty. Webster boasts a full-time faculty of 13 outstanding artist/teachers, along with more than 60 adjunct faculty who teach in various specialties. Our faculty are leaders in various professional associations, unions, and guilds. They are recordings artists, composers, church musicians, soloists, session players—all exhibiting the highest standards, both in performance and in teaching.

You'll find a music theory class taught by a professor who is an active composer of orchestral, wind ensemble, chamber, and solo works and spends his summers writing music at artist residencies around the country. Later in the same day, you'll take a lesson with a faculty member who has performed worldwide and recorded music with one of the great choral conductors of all time—and whose recordings are still available. On another day, you'll have a master class with a faculty jazz master with scores of tunes to his name; later that day, he'll give a recital. Then you'll enroll in a musicianship course taught by a published songwriter, or have a lesson with a teacher who was just 12 hours earlier conducting a late rehearsal for a musical, or in the recording studio for a new CD, or touching up a new choral work for publication later this year.  

These are the norms at Webster, not the exceptions. We are, quite simply, real and present in our music making.

Here's what we believe:

This music program seeks to educate vibrant artists who are global citizens. Our musicians will demonstrate individual excellence, a spirit of service, and a world-embracing mindset.