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.  

Private lessons in many instruments and voice are offered each summer. Classes in music theory, history and appreciate include basic required courses for Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts students as well as introductory classes such as "Music and the Catholic Tradition".  The departments offer a number of special events such as the Ward Method Institute for teaching Gregorian Chant, a Musical theatre workshop as well as a program for high school instrumentalists. Each summer, the departments host the Washington International Piano Festival, which is not a credit class, but offers piano master classes and workshops with some of the world's great pianists. 

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    Summer High School Drama Institute

    Catholic University's High School Drama Institute is a residential program for students who wish to pursue intensive summer training in the performing arts. Study voice, movement, and acting with experts in the field!

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    Summer Program

    Ward Courses are offered each summer on a rotational basis.  Courses may be taken for three graduate credits or as a non-credit workshop course. 

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