A Harmony of Beauty and Tradition

We are musicians and scholars, creators and admirers of beauty who explore the depths of tradition, both secular and sacred, and use it to serve the world through music today.

World-class Programs

Choose from over 30 degrees across eights divisions of music. Pursue the path on which your passion for creating and performing will come alive.

Washington, D.C.

Known for art, culture, and theater, the city is a hub for new music, performances by world-renowned artists, and an abundance of venues where young musicians perform on a regular basis.

Sacred Music

Through our sacred music programs, we use our gifts to serve the Church and the world, drawing people closer to the divine through music in the Catholic tradition.

The Preeminent Center for Music Study, Performance, and Research in Catholic Higher Education

Whether in the classroom or in student performances on campus, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, or in other venues across D.C., you will hone your skills, pursue your passion, and use the beauty you create to serve your community and the world. You will be encouraged and inspired by renowned faculty in a comprehensive, conservatory-style environment that fosters excellence in concert, stage, and church performance, as well as in music education.

Explore Our Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Degrees in composition, music education, musical theatre, orchestral instruments/guitar, piano, voice, and more.

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Master’s Programs

Choose from master’s degrees in orchestral conducting, pedagogy, performance, sacred music, musicology, and more.

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Doctoral Programs

Focus your doctorate on composition, orchestral conducting, pedagogy, performance, sacred music or musicology.

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Graduate Artist Diploma

A graduate-level, non-degree program for students seeking total concentration in a specific performance area.

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Performances and Events

Admission Information

Audition Information

Audition Information

Ready to audition? Choose your music division of interest and preview their specific audition requirement and dates available, and take the next step in pursuing your passion.

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Military Discount Program

Military Discount Program

The School of Music is pleased to offer tuition discounts to active-duty military members who are part-time candidates for specific master’s and doctoral degree programs.

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Highlights

  • Outstanding Faculty

    Our faculty, with lifelong careers of studying and producing beautiful music, is invested in fostering your talent and instilling the confidence in you to become the musician you’ve always dreamed of being.

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    Outstanding Faculty
  • Student Experience

    From a cappella groups to the Center Stage Theatre Company, campus radio or one of our dance clubs, there are countless ways to get involved on campus and forge friendships with peers who share your same passions.

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    Student Experience
  • Study Abroad

    Our students can be found studying musical theatre in London or working alongside faculty in China, Italy, Portugal and beyond, gaining experience and taking in beauty across the globe.

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    Study Abroad
  • Latin American Music Center

    Those interested in the music of North and South America and the Caribbean region come together and collaborate in our Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music.

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    Latin American Music Center

Beauty in Service to Humanity

Foster your talent and deepen your pursuit of beauty and understanding at the only university school of music in the nation’s capital, surrounded by a community of passionate, supportive peers and professors inspired to serve the world through beauty.