Music & the Arts Majors

When you come to Rider’s Westminster College of the Arts, you follow in the footsteps of thousands of graduates who have found success as artists, performers and educators on stages worldwide and in schools, universities, churches, and organizations across the nation. Whether you study at our School of Fine and Performing Arts in Lawrenceville or renowned Westminster Choir College in Princeton, we will nurture the artist within.

See the successes of recent music and arts graduates in the sampling below.

Music & the Arts Majors Offered at Rider

Rider’s music and arts programs prepare students for a wide range of careers, including administration, performance and teaching.

Current Positions Held

The following is a sampling of the jobs held by our recent graduates, representing the rich scope of career opportunities available in music and the arts.

  • Actor 
  • Artist / Adjunct Faculty
  • Choir Director
  • Classical Singer
  • Director, Children's Choir
  • Director of Choirs
  • Director of Music
  • Donor Support Manager
  • Graduate Student
  • Lead Role as Ren in "Footloose"
  • Live Theatre Performer
  • Mainstage Performer
  • Manager of Special Events
  • Minister of Music
  • Music Teacher
  • Non-Fiction Films Assistant
  • Owner, Theatre Company
  • Painter
  • Parish Musician
  • Performer
  • Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Manager
  • Teacher
  • Vocal Music Teacher
  • Vocal Teacher


The talents of recent Rider arts and music graduates can be seen throughout the country — on the stage, in the classroom, in the recording studio and in communities nationwide.

Actor's Training Center at the Wilmette Theatre in Chicago
Atlas Media Corp
City of Orange Public Schools
Disney Cruise Line
George Street Playhouse
Gretna Theatre
Hunderton Art Academy
League of American Orchestras
Madison Metropolitan School District, Madision, WI
Man of LaMancha
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Orange County Public Schools, FL
Ponca City Public Schools, OK
Robbinsville High School
Scotch Plains School District
Sony Music
St. Thomas' Church Whitemarsh
Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church

Internships / Co-Ops

Rider’s proximity to New York and Philadelphia offer our music and arts majors a wealth of internship opportunities at leading arts organizations.

Met Opera
Hound Comics
McCarter Theatre Center
NJ State Council On the Arts
State Theatre
Sun Center
Webster Hall

Graduate & Professional Schools

Throughout the United States and abroad, our recent music and arts alumni are advancing their professional skills through graduate studies.

Carnegie Mellon
MusicArts: Eastman School of Music
New York University
Univ of York
Westminster Choir College
Seton Hall University
Lehman College
LIU Post
Savannah College of Art and Design
  • 350+
    Westminster Symphonic Choir performances with the New York Philharmonic

  • 100%
    The Placement rate for Music Education graduates over the past several years.

  • $36,222
    Average salary reported for music (visual and performing arts) majors in 2014 by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

As an artist, a small campus close to two major cities made Rider the right place for me.

Elementary Education, Arts