Whether in the classroom or in student performances on campus, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, or in other venues across D.C., you will hone your skills, pursue your passion, and use the beauty you create to serve your community and the world. You will be encouraged and inspired by renowned faculty in a comprehensive, conservatory-style environment that fosters excellence in concert, stage, and church performance, as well as in music education.
Degrees in composition, music education, musical theatre, orchestral instruments/guitar, piano, voice, and more.
Choose from master’s degrees in orchestral conducting, pedagogy, performance, sacred music, musicology, and more.
Focus your doctorate on composition, orchestral conducting, pedagogy, performance, sacred music or musicology.
A graduate-level, non-degree program for students seeking total concentration in a specific performance area.
Performances by the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine, the Catholic University Chamber Choir, the University Singers, and the University's Symphony Orchestra.
View a complete calendar of School of Music events.
Discover this season's main stage performances for the School of Music.
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.
The School of Music is home to ensembles from the sacred music and instrumental music and conducting divisions.
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents performances on campus in our historic Brookland neighborhood as well as in many locations in Washington DC and nearby in Virginia and Maryland.
Ready to audition? Choose your music division of interest and preview their specific audition requirement and dates available, and take the next step in pursuing your passion.
The School of Music is pleased to offer tuition discounts to active-duty military members who are part-time candidates for specific master’s and doctoral degree programs.
Our faculty, with lifelong careers of studying and producing beautiful music, is invested in fostering your talent and instilling the confidence in you to become the musician you’ve always dreamed of being.Learn More
From a cappella groups to the Center Stage Theatre Company, campus radio or one of our dance clubs, there are countless ways to get involved on campus and forge friendships with peers who share your same passions.Learn More
Our students can be found studying musical theatre in London or working alongside faculty in China, Italy, Portugal and beyond, gaining experience and taking in beauty across the globe.Learn More
Those interested in the music of North and South America and the Caribbean region come together and collaborate in our Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music.Learn More
Foster your talent and deepen your pursuit of beauty and understanding at the only university school of music in the nation’s capital, surrounded by a community of passionate, supportive peers and professors inspired to serve the world through beauty.