WCW Music, originally branded as Ars Nova Publishing in St. Louis, Missouri, was established in 1995 by W. Christopher White while he was a student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The name was subsequently changed after graduation in 1999 with a piano performance degree to showcase the performance and compositions of the composer. Today, WCW Music publishes choral, piano and organ music compositions in various styles–choral, gospel, anthems, and hymns for worship and performance.