The Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art 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. 

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 departments also offer 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.  

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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    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 gives you the flexibility to study different topics within the departments 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.F.A.)

    The Musical Theatre Division's "triple threat" instruction includes intensive acting, voice, and dance lessons.

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    Orchestral Instruments (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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    Piano Performance (B.M.)

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

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    Vocal Performance (B.M.)

    The vocal 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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    The music departments of the Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art offer minors for both music and non-music majors.

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    Dual Degree in Music and Business (B.A. & B.S.B.A.)

    This program offers the advantages of in-depth business training, a solid musical education, and a liberal arts education.

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    Undergrad Track 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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