2016-17 GUIDE TO MUSIC SCHOOLS

Westminster Choir College
Rider University
Westminster Choir College
MISSION
Westminster Choir College is a professional college of music with a unique choral emphasis that prepares undergraduate and graduate students for careers in performance, teaching, sacred music, and composition. In an atmosphere that encourages personal and musical growth and nurtures leadership qualities, Westminster Choir College complements professional training in music with studies in the liberal arts. Founded for Christian service, Westminster Choir College was a pioneer in establishing the highest standards in choral performance and church music. Today, the curriculum teaches pluralism and holds service through music to be ennobling, liberating, and integral to a rewarding and productive life
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Westminster is renowned for its outstanding choral and vocal studies program that includes eight ensembles performing a broad range of repertoire, two staged opera productions, and many other performance opportunities from orchestral performances in major concert halls to intimate recitals on and off-campus.
LOCATION
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540
UNITED STATES
ADMISSIONS
(800) 962-4647
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
All students at Westminster Choir College have access to the resources and assistance offered through the Career Services department at Rider University. Students are also encouraged by their teachers and advisors to explore opportunities in Young Arts Programs and internships, both at Westminster and around the world.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
450 music students
Music Faculty: 34 full time, 50 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Composition (Performance) • Music Education • Organ • Piano • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: Choral Conducting • Sacred Music • American and Public Musicology
DEGREE PROGRAMS
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS (non-matriculating/prep)
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
BROCHURE / CATALOGUE
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