As the preeminant center for music study, performance, and research in Catholic higher education, the music departments of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art offer students a unique scope of study, pairing our 30 conservatory-style degree programs with an emphasis in liberal arts and professional programs.

Bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree candidates are invited to study everything from musical theatre to sacred verse to Latin music. As the only broadly based, comprehensive school of music in Catholic higher education, the Rome School is without equal in our commitment to Catholic tradition and its pervasiveness in musical study and performance.

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    Academic Areas

    Learn what each music academic area means to the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art, its programs, and research available opportunities.

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    Undergraduate Programs

    The Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art offers both bachelor of music degrees and bachelor of arts degrees in a variety of tracks.

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    Master's and Doctoral Programs

    The departments of music offer programs culminating in a master of music, master of arts, doctor of musical arts, and doctor of philosophy.

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    Graduate Artist Diploma

    The Artist Diploma may be the most appropriate option for the student seeking total concentration in performance at the post-master's level.

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    Music Teacher Certification Program

    This nondegree program is designed for those who wish to be certified to teach music in the elementary or secondary school.

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    Summer Programs

    Summer programs in the Departments of Music offer many opportunities for undergraduate music majors and graduate students as well as for students seeking to study music for general education requirements.

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    Honors Program

    The honors community includes students who are self-motivated, original thinkers who take an excited approach to learning. 

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    The Departments of Music offer a wide variety of history, theory, diction, and performance focused courses including dance, private and groups lessons many of which are available to all students of the university.

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