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.

Program of Study

Based on the results of the entrance examinations, the advisory committee, in conference with the student, will arrange a program of study of 54 to 72 hours beyond the master's degree. The courses and repertoire to be completed as part of the degree requirements will be communicated to the student in writing.

Piano Policy

Dr. Ivo Kaltchev is head and adviser for graduate students in piano performance at The Catholic University of America.