The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art seeks to educate, engage, and energize its student body in a dynamic program that integrates classroom learning with real world performance, research, and teaching.

Our variety of undergraduate and graduate majors allows each student to find his or her niche and to develop and grow into professional performing musicians, scholars, educators and composers who are ready for a 21st century musical career.

With approximately 300 music students, the Rome School maintains a wonderful, diverse community for new students within the context of a medium-sized university. Students form relationships with their peers;  these friendships become professional contacts during careers in the arts. With students from Washington, D.C., around the United States and throughout the world, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art is a place of nurturing, growth, and diversity that welcomes students to its doors.

Entrance Requirements

In addition to meeting the general requirements for admission to the music school, a student who desires to major in piano pedagogy must submit a summary of all teaching experience. All entering graduate students in the Master of Music degree program in piano pedagogy must take the Music Theory Placement Examination and the Music History Placement Examination. In addition, the student must take a placement test in functional keyboard skills. If necessary, prerequisites may be assigned by the adviser.