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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: 218 undergraduates; 87 graduate (Fall 2019)
Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1
Student Body: Represents 39 states, 20 countries and 1 US territory:  26% minority

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Music

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

Master of Music Programs (M.M.)
Choral Conducting
Music Education
Organ Performance
Piano Accompanying & Coaching
Piano Pedagogy & Performance
Piano Performance
Sacred Music
Voice Pedagogy & Performance 

Master of Music Education  (M.M.E.)
Master of Voice Pedagogy  (M.V.P.)

Honors Program

Baccalaureate Honors Program


5,000 in 49 states and 31 countries


Tuition: $ 43,720
Meals:  $ 5,370
Room: $10,020
Student Activities Fee: $ 290
Technology Fee: $ 450
Distance Learning Fee: $35
Accompanist Fee (optional service): $1,050
All costs are for one year (2 semesters) of full time study


Pipe organs: 20
Pianos: 165#
Piano/computer labs: 1
Piano labs: 2
Practice Rooms: 46*
Performance venues: 4
Music Computing Center
Presser Voice Lab
Arts & Science computer lab
#Includes Westminster Conservatory pianos
*Updated November 2019. Previous figures included rooms no longer allocated to Westminster Choir College practice room usage.



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”


7 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.