The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music offers traditional conservatory based performance degrees, the Bachelor of Music in orchestral instruments, voice, piano, and musical theatre, as well as undergraduate degrees in composition and music education (choral/general, instrumental, or combined). 

Students pursuing a B.M. degree can also consider completing teacher certification, to allow for multiple career options. A new pre-professional emphasis in conducting, for students in B.M. programs interested in pursuing graduate degrees in conducting, is being launched this academic year. The School also offers an innovative Bachelor of Arts degree with three emphases: general, performance, and music history and literature. The B.A. can be combined with minors and often even double majors in many disciplines, including Business. Our dual degree program in Music and Business allows students to study both disciplines at an advanced level.  

Both the B.M. and B.A. degrees include a strong grounding in the liberal arts and the Catholic intellectual tradition. The School also encourages eligible students to be active in the Honors Program. Music students are eligible to complete the liberal studies track in the Honors Program; as part of this track, they can pursue honors courses designed specifically for music students, such as the honors version of History of Music I.

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    Collaborative Piano (B.M.)

    As a collaborative piano major, you will take classes that teach you how to work as a partner to another musician in a variety of settings.

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    Composition (B.M.)

    This program introduces you to the discipline of composition and prepares you either for a professional career involving composition, or for continued graduate study in the field.

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    Music (B.A.)

    The Bachelor of Arts in Music program give you the flexibility to study different topics within the School of Music, while also exploring a variety of other subjects. 

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    Music Education (B.M.)

    Students pursuing a B.M. in music education can choose from three courses of study: general/chorus music education, instrumental music education, and a combined choral/general and instrumental music education. A double major in instrumental music education and orchestral instruments is also available.

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    Musical Theatre (B.M.)

    The School of Music’s "triple threat" instruction includes intensive acting, voice, and dance lessons.

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    Orchestral Instruments-Guitar (B.M.)

    Students in this program enthusiastically embrace the discipline and joyous work of bringing great music to life, while developing technical skill and musical imagination. 

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    Organ (B.M.)

    In this program, you will receive extensive instruction in organ as well as supportive courses in ear training, harmony, counterpoint, orchestration, and other aspects of music form, theory, and history.

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    Piano (B.M.)

    Study piano for its ability to contribute to the beauty of the world and enrich the human soul.

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    Piano Pedagogy (B.M.)

    As a piano pedagogy major, you will focus on teaching the mechanics of piano in the classroom.

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    Voice (B.M.)

    The voice performance major provides both a solid foundation in music and a strong liberal arts background. You will be trained as both a performer and a scholar.

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    Minors

    The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music offers minors for both music and non-music majors.

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