We are a diverse community of composers who share the common purpose of creating and performing new music.


  • About Us

    Within our community of composers you will find a place for yourself, and you will be engaged, welcomed, and challenged.

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    Programs of Study

    The Departments of Music offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Composition.

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    Composition Faculty

    Meet the Composition Faculty, headed by Dr. Stephen Gorbos.

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  • Music performance

    Composition and Theory Events

    The Composition Area hosts various events throughout the year, including recitals, reading sessions, and guest speakers.

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    Careers in Composition

    Trained composers enjoy a wide variety of possible career paths, almost all of which involve combining composition with another aspect of music-making. 

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  • Composition Students

    Composition Student and Alumni Profiles

    Our students are also making reputations for themselves beyond the Rome School. Here are some profiles of a few recent alumni of our school.

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    Composition and the Church

    Sacred music is an important aspect of musical expression. Compositional craft, and the values and requirements of composition which we impart to our students, applies equally to sacred or secular music. 

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