The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music seeks to educate, engage, and energize its student body in a dynamic program that integrates classroom learning with real world performance, research, and teaching. The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music hosts 200 performances a year!
The School's 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 Benjamin T. Rome School of Music 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 D.C., around the United States, and throughout the world, the School is a place of nurturing, growth, and diversity that welcomes students to its doors.
Programs leading to the Bachelor of Music degree are offered in: Collaborative Piano, Composition, Music Education, Musical Theatre, Orchestral Instruments, Organ, Piano, Piano Pedagogy, and Voice. Programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts are offered in: Bachelor of Arts in Music (no emphasis), Bachelor of Arts in Music (Performance emphasis), and Bachelor of Arts in Music (Music History and Literature emphasis. Non-Degree Music Education Certification Program is also available for interested undergraduate and graduates.
Programs leading to the Master of Music degree are offered in: Composition, Orchestral Conducting, Pedagogy (Piano or Voice), Performance (Chamber Music, Orchestral Instruments, Piano, Vocal Accompanying, or Voice), and Sacred Music. The Master of Arts degree is offered in musicology (music history emphasis). The Graduate Artist Diploma is a graduate-level performance program for only the most talented and outstanding performers. This program is offered in the performing areas of Orchestral Conducting, Piano, Strings (violin and cello only), and Voice. Programs leading to the Doctor of Musical Arts degree are offered in: Composition, Orchestral Conducting, Pedagogy (Piano or Voice), Performance (Chamber Music, Orchestral Instruments, Piano, Vocal Accompanying, or Voice), and Sacred Music. The Doctor of Philosophy degree is offered in musicology (music history emphasis).