The following academic areas make up the departments of music in the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art. Check out what each division means to the school, learn more about our programs, and research all of the opportunities available to you at Catholic University. 

  • Students playing string instruments

    Instrumental Music and Conducting

    The Instrumental Music and Conducting Division is made up of students who enthusiastically embrace the discipline and joyous work of bringing great music to life, while developing their technical skill and musical imagination.

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  • Musical theatre performance

    Musical Theatre

    The Musical Theatre academic area focuses on making our students complete performers: singers, actors, and dancers. 

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  • Music teacher with students

    Music Education

    The Music Education academic area is committed to developing excellent musicians who teach well.

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  • Music notes

    Musicology

    Musicology explores the historical and cultural background of music with an openness to the many newer trends in musicology and related fields such as music theory, aesthetics, ethnomusicology, cultural history, and more.

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  • Piano

    Piano

    The Piano Academic Area is a growing and vibrant part of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. Its students seek to understand and develop as musicians by exploring challenging and varied repertoire.

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  • Student playing organ

    Sacred Music

    The Sacred Music Academic Area provides a singular preparation for choral conductors, organists, and composers for service to the Church, the nation, and the world.

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  • Music composition notebook

    Theory and Composition

    The Theory and Composition Academic Area is a community of composers, instrumentalists, singers, and conductors. Our musical backgrounds are diverse, yet all of us share the common purpose of creating and performing new music.

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  • Opera performance in Rigoletto

    Voice

    The Voice Academic Area supports an "Open Studio" policy, which encourages the vocal faculty to work as a team toward the progress of every student.

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