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Welcome to the Music Acceptd page for the
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art.
We are looking forward to getting to know you as a musician!

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music is a dual admission program. You will need to audition and apply to the university. To begin your application process, please go here. You may complete both applications simultaneously.

UNDERGRADUATE: Music applications will be open on August 1, 2023. 
We will be offering in-person and online submissions. Please select a program to see specific guidelines and audition dates. Online submissions
for undergraduates are from August 1, 2023 - NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 10, 2024.

GRADUATE: Music applications will be open on August 1, 2023. Submission deadlines for Fall 2024 is July 1, 2024

Whether in the classroom or in student performances on campus, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, or in other exciting venues across D.C., you will hone your skills, pursue your passion, and use the beauty you create to serve your community and the world. You will be encouraged and inspired by renowned faculty in a comprehensive, conservatory-style environment that fosters excellence in concert, stage, and church performance, as well as in music education.

In the Departments of Music, you will find plenty of opportunities to develop your musical style. Your studies will embrace everything from conducting and music history to dance and opera performance. You will be trained as both a performer and a scholar. You will develop valuable critical thinking and writing skills which will help you as you pursue your career. Whether you plan to perform professionally or simply want to explore your passion for music more deeply, the Departments of Music will shape you not just as a musician, but as a whole person.

We offer a wide range of music degrees from undergraduate to doctoral including:
  • Orchestral Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Vocal Performance
  • Piano 
  • Conducting (Both Choral and Orchestral)
  • Theory & Composition
To find out more about the degrees and programs we offer, please use the drop-down menus to your left to explore in more detail. Once selected, guidelines for audition requirements will be displayed.

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