Drawing upon a distinguished tradition of musicological study, the Musicology Academic Area of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art offers you a multitude of research opportunities.

Our faculty of active scholars, Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music, and proximity to such Washington institutions as the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution provide the resources you need to become a 21st-century musical scholar.

  • Students studying music

    About Us

    Our students benefit from our uniquely important location with our host of nearby research institutions and our many guest scholars.

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    Programs of Study

    The Musicology Academic Area offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

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  • Musicology

    Policies and Procedures

    Find information about graduate study in musicology, including teaching and graduate assistantships, language requirements, preparing for comprehensive exams, selecting a thesis or dissertation topic, preparing a dissertation proposal, the dissertation defense, and other resources.

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  • Musicology News

    Keep up on the presentations, published papers, and other accomplishment of the students and alumni of the Musicology Academic Area.

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Musicology Events

The Musicology Division hosts various events throughout the year, including the Musicology Colloquium, which gives students opportunities to meet renowned scholars in the field and introduces them to important aspects of life as a musicologist.