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: 320 undergraduates; 119 graduate
Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1
Student Body: Represents 39 states, 20 countries and 1 US territory:  26% minority

Academic Programs

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

Master of Music Programs
Choral Conducting
Music Education
Organ Performance
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


5,000 in 49 states and 31 countries


Tuition: $ 37,650
Meals:  $ 4,860
Room: $8,910
Student Activities Fee: $ 290
Technology Fee: $ 420
All costs are for one year (2 semesters) of full time study


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