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Welcome to the Acceptd page for the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art:Music! We are looking forward to getting to know you as a musician.
For the 2020-2021 Audition Cycle, we will only be accepting online submissions.
No in-person auditions will be scheduled at this time.

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.

Application Process:
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music is a dual admission program. To begin your application process, please be sure to apply to Catholic University of America. Then complete the application for your chosen music degree through Acceptd. You may complete both applications simultaneously.

Music Applications will open August 1.
Audition materials must be submitted via Acceptd by May 31. Please note: Musical Theatre pre-screens have individual deadlines depending on audition dates. Please refer to the Musical Theatre page and application for deadlines. 

We offer a wide range of music degrees from undergraduate to doctoral including:
  • Orchestral Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Vocal Performance
  • Music Education
  • Sacred Music and Organ Performance
  • Piano & Collaborative Piano
  • Conducting (Both Choral and Orchestral)
  • Theory & Composition
  • Music Education
  • Musicology
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.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact For technical support, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.