The departments of music in the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art seek to educate, engage, and energize students in a dynamic program that integrates classroom learning with real world performance, research, and teaching. Our variety of undergraduate and graduate majors allows each student to find his or her niche and to develop and grow into professional performing musicians, scholars, educators, and composers who are ready for a 21st century musical career.

With approximately 300 music students, the departments of music maintain a wonderful, diverse community for new students within the context of a medium-sized university. Students form relationships with their peers; these friendships become professional contacts during careers in the arts. 

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    Who We Are

    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.

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    As the preeminent Catholic center for music study in this country, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art is recognized for perpetuating the Church's historical role in uplifting the human spirit through the arts.

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    Music instruction has been a part of campus life at The Catholic University of America since the early 20th century.

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    Why Study Music in 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.

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    Administration and Staff

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    Contact Us

    Find out how to contact the administration and staff of the music departments of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art.

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We are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Explore our website for more information about our programs, performances, and archived events. Learn more about each of our divisions on their individual websites.