The Catholic University of America

Institute of Sacred Music at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, The Catholic University of America

Choral and Organ Study at CUA

Performance, Creativity, and Scholarship – From the Heart of the Church.

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music provides a singular preparation for choral conductors, organists, and composers for service to the Church, the nation, and the world.  Our passion for the creation and study of choral and organ music springs from its unique position at the intersection of culture, history, theology, and music.  Our Master of Music Arts degree-programs draws generously on this rich and varied nexus of disciplines.  A thorough immersion in liturgical, analytical, and historical studies converge with superlative standards of musical performance to provide an unparalleled platform for training highly motivated student musicians to serve the Church in significant positions.

We invite you to explore our program offerings in the exciting world of musica sacra.  Inquiries for the Masters should be addressed to Dr. Timothy McDonnell, Director of the Institute of Sacred Music at

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Faculty Stories

Lecturer Dr. Robert Grogan demonstrates the carillon at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, where he is the carillonneur.