Facts & Figures

History


1920
: John Finley Williamson founds the Westminster Choir at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Dayton, Ohio.
1926: The Westminster Choir School is founded.
1929: Westminster Choir College is established and moves to Ithaca College.
1934: Westminster Choir College moves to Princeton  
1992: Westminster Choir College merges with Rider University.
2007: Rider University establishes the Westminster College of the Arts, which is composed of Westminster Choir College, the School of Fine and Performing Arts and Westminster Conservatory, the community music school. 

Students

Enrolled: 350 undergraduates; 100 graduate
Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1
Student Body: Represents 40 states and 18 countries:  23% minority

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Music Programs
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Music Education
Piano
Organ Performance
Sacred Music
Theory & Composition
Voice Performance

Master of Music Programs
American and Public Musicology
Choral Conducting
Composition
Music Education
Organ Performance
Piano
Piano Accompanying & Coaching
Piano Pedagogy & Performance
Piano Performance
Sacred Music
Voice Pedagogy & Performance 

Master of Music Education  
Master of Voice Pedagogy 
Master of Arts in Teaching

Honors Program

 Baccalaureate Honors Program

Alumni

5,000 in 49 states and 31 countries

Financial*

Tuition: $ $36,120
Meals:  $ 4,760
Room: $8,570
Student Activities Fee: $ 290
Technology Fee: $ 420
All costs are for one year (2 semesters) of full time study

Facilities

Pipe organs: 21
Pianos: 165
Piano labs: 3
Practice Rooms: 61
Performance venues: 4
Music computing center
Voice lab
Arts & Science computer lab

Library

67,000 books, music scores and periodicals
5,400 choral music titles in performance quantities
80,000 choral reference collection
23,000 sound and video recordings

Motto

 Spectemur Agendo “Let us be judged by our deeds”

Ensembles

8 Choirs, including the Westminster Symphonic Choir, which is composed of all juniors, seniors and half of the graduate students.  It performs each year with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors.

Recordings

Westminster’s choirs have been featured on more than 180 commercial recordings.