The Catholic University of America

Who We Are

  • The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
  • The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music serves the cultural needs of the Church, nation and region through the training of men and women by an outstanding faculty of artist-scholars. Together, faculty and students are creatively engaged in research, performance, composition and teaching. The school remains the preeminent Catholic center for musical study in this country and is recognized for perpetuating the Church’s historical role in uplifting the human spirit through the study and performance of music.

Danielle Lozano, BM '11, cantors at a University Mass.

The Institute of Sacred Music

The Institute of Sacred Music at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music of The Catholic University of America integrates the comprehensive study of music with the worlds of liturgical, theological, classical and humanistic studies. Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Sacred Music degrees are offered, as is non-degree study of music at every level of development. The institute prepares participants for careers in sacred music and further develops those already engaged in the profession. The institute offers coursework during the academic year and in summer study, year-round and at weekend seminars. The institute seeks to accommodate working professionals and aspirants in the field of sacred music by offering late-afternoon, evening and weekend study in a full- or part-time curriculum that balances academic studies, professional skills, creativity and performance. The institute draws its faculty from the disciplines of the entire university as well as professional practitioners in the metropolitan Washington area, the United States and Europe.



Caldwell Chapel, decorated for Christmas.