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.
|Enrolled: 350 undergraduates; 100 graduate|
Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1
Student Body: Represents 40 states and 18 countries: 23% minority
|Bachelor of Music Programs|
Theory & Composition
Master of Music Programs
Piano Accompanying & Coaching
Piano Pedagogy & Performance
Voice Pedagogy & Performance
Master of Music Education
Master of Voice Pedagogy
Master of Arts in Teaching
Baccalaureate Honors Program
|5,000 in 49 states and 31 countries|
|Tuition: $ 29,870|
Board: $ 4,380
Room: $6,838 (double), $ 8,800 (single)
Student Activities Fee: $ 250
Technology Fee: $ 350
*For two semesters
|Pipe organs: 21|
Piano labs: 3
Practice Rooms: 61
Performance venues: 4
Music computing center
Arts & Science computer lab
|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
Spectemur Agendo “Let us be judged by our deeds”
|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.|
|Westminster’s choirs have been featured on more than 180 commercial recordings.|