About Us

Westminster Choir College of Rider University is one of the world's leading schools of Music.

A division of the Westminster College of the Arts, Westminster Choir College is a residential college of music located on a 23-acre campus in the heart of Princeton, New Jersey. At Westminster's core is a four-year music college and graduate school that prepares men and women for careers as performers and as music leaders in schools, universities, churches and professional and community organizations.

Facts & Figures


  • Founded in 1926
  • Merged with Rider University in 1992
  • Alumni: 5,000 in 49 states and 31 countries


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

Why Westminster?
Artistic and Academic Distinction

  • Students perform with some of the greatest orchestras and conductors of our time.
  • Our faculty of renowned musicians are dedicated to teaching you their craft and making the most of your talents.
  • Each student participates in at least one of the College's eight choral ensembles.
  • With a 6:1 student/faculty ratio, you're assured of a highly personal learning experience.
  • Westminster’s commitment to excellence will encourage youto imagine,create and explore music on your own.
  • You will be part of a diverse community with a long and proud heritage, bound by a shared passion for making music ... and making it well.

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Dr. Marshall Onofrio serves as the interim dean of Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts, which includes Westminster Choir College in Princeton and the School of Fine and Performing Arts in Lawrenceville, as well as Westminster Conservatory, our community music school.

Dean’s Biography
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Our Music

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Westminster Recordings
Westminster recordings are available through Amazon.com, iTunes and other major recordings sites.

Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540

609-921-7100 (Main)
800-962-4647 (Admissions)

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