By the Numbers

Our exciting coursework, distinguished and motivating faculty, abundant performance facilities, along with our strong arts community, provide students with a rich, robust training and education in all aspects of life in the arts.

100+

annual WCA student performances

10

productions (3 musicals + 3 plays + 2 operas + 2 cabarets), plus showcases and more

8

choirs, each focused on different musical styles, including the world-renowned Westminster Symphonic Choir

A Flourishing Arts Destination that Nurtures Creativity

Through programs that embrace entrepreneurship, technology and industry experiences, the School of Fine and Performing Arts nurtures and challenges the whole artist.

Culturally vibrant and historically rich, Westminster Choir College has a legacy of preparing students for thriving careers as well-rounded performers and musical leaders.

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Westminster Choir College

Westminster Choir College’s small, conservatory-style school provides a music-focused education led by world-class faculty. We encourage students to balance their studies by double majoring or taking courses in any of Rider's other programs, including business, arts and entertainment management, musical theatre and more.

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The School of Fine and Performing Arts

Rider's School of Fine and Performing Arts offers a unique, diverse and comprehensive learning experience for all arts students.  We go beyond the traditional offerings to blend a liberal arts education and professional skills with immediate and practical experience.

Outside of Class

Students can continue to explore their passions by participating in an array of activities and organization, such as:

• Service, Professional and Arts Organizations
• Student-led ensembles and productions
• Westminster Center for Community Engagement & Critical Pedagogy

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Find Your Future Here

At Westminster College of the Arts, you’ll bring your passion and talents to our intimate and engaged community of gifted students and faculty, all committed to developing and sharing their talents in music and the fine and performing arts.

At Rider, you'll find:

  • A supportive, community-focused and non-competitive environment that celebrates, recruits, retains and nurtures diversity and inclusion.
  • Distinguished and professionally active faculty who bring their artistry, creativity, and experience into the classroom to provide an unparalleled learning experience.
  • Rich performance opportunities where you can put what you’ve learned into practice, both on stage and behind-the-scenes.
  • Ample practice rooms, performance and rehearsal spaces, media rooms, recording studios, instruments and more to perfect your learned skills.
  • Easy access to New York and Philadelphia where thousands of opportunities await to make lasting connections and build your résumé.
  • Leading guests artists and performers who regularly visit campus and enhance our programs through lectures, rehearsals and master classes.