What will I learn?

The MM in performance provides an intensive curriculum in solo and ensemble experiences culminating in two public solo recitals.

Graduates of the MM program will be trained to further their careers in private studio teaching or public performance as soloists, ensemble members, or composers. The emphasis for each student's training will be determined by individual consultation with the major professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in Music.

The MM in performance conforms to the guidelines specified by the National Association of Schools of Music for accreditation. Webster University is a full member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Students who desire a more general course of studies may pursue the master of arts (MA) with a major in music.

Which department am I in?

Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts

Study options

Full Time (32 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $750 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

15 June 2022

Start date

10 January 2022, 15 August 2022


St Louis Home Campus

470 East Lockwood Avenue,



63119, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Non-native speakers need to pass TOEFL, paper-based score of 575 and above (International students – see graduate catalog). Native speakers two semesters of a foreign language (with a grade of B or better) is strongly recommended.

For international students

Applicants considered for admission to graduate studies at Webster University must hold an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution recognized by Webster University, and meet all program admission standards. Applicants who have a completed baccalaureate degree from a U.S. accredited institution must satisfy program requirements or requisites, including a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) at their baccalaureate degree granting institution for full admission.

English language proficiency requirement:

TOEFL: iBT: 80
TOEFL: oBT: 550
IELTS: Academic: 6.5
Duolingo: 120
Pearson: 53
Cambridge Academic English: 176
Password: 6.5
GTEC: 1201
iTEP: 3.9

Requirements for admission to the MM in performance program include:

An official transcript that documents the awarding of a baccalaureate degree in music from an accredited institution.
A satisfactory audition/interview before an appointed faculty committee. Guidelines for audition repertoire are available upon request from the Director of Graduate Studies in Music or the specific program director (voice, piano, jazz, instrumental studies, and so forth). Please read the following section on Audition Procedures. Additional information on audition procedures and requirements may be found at the Department of Music website.
A satisfactory performance on an entrance examination in music history and theory. Remedial studies (without credit) may be prescribed for students who have deficiencies in either or both of these areas.
Three letters of recommendation, at least two of which should be from former music teachers.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Webster University

90 per cent of international students have established career connections with regional employment providers in St. Louis, and other areas in the USA.

  • Highest ranked university in the St. Louis region
  • Average class size of ten
  • Globally-focused community, representing 138 countries
  • International scholarships available

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