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CUA Symphony Orchestra to Feature Music by CUA Honorary Doctorate Recipient Henryk Gorecki

March 1, Church of the Little Flower, Bethesda 4pm

See here for press release.


Unlimited: The Music and Lyrics of Stephen Schwartz Feb. 20-22, 26-28

Musical theatre students will explore the material of one of today’s most well-known composers and lyricists this month as Unlimited: The Music and Lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, makes its premiere at The Catholic University of America. See full press release here.

Washington Post Discusses Performance of Unlimited

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Rigoletto March 19-22



CUA Composers Featured New Music for Stations of the Cross Feb. 20

As part of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2015, the Composition division presented the premiere of a new 14-movement work composed by current students, faculty, and alumni.

Vocal Performance Alumnus Issachah Savage Gives Acclaimed Performance in the Role of Siegmund in Richard Wagner's Die Walküre

See here for full review by Musical Toronto

Music School Returns to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall with Gala Concert on April 12

On Sunday evening, April 12, 2015, the Music School returns to The Kennedy Center Concert Hall with a full orchestral and choral Program including a new orchestral opening Fanfare, selections from “Rodeo” and “West Side Story,” and the complete “Carmina Burana.” Alumni instrumentalists and singers are invited to join our students and conductors Simeone Tartaglione, N.Thomas Pedersen, and Leo Nestor in this performance. 

Revised Rehearsal Schedule: 

Alumni chorus participants:

Return to Monday Rehearsals: March 23, 30, & the week of April 6 as previously announced. In Caldwell Hall auditorium until April 7.

Alumni orchestral participants: Will rehearse beginning April 6, 7pm continue the evenings of April 7&8. The Dress Rehearsal at the Ken Cen is Thursday morning, April 9, expected to begin at 10 a.m. (awaiting confirmation from the Ken Cen). All in Music School JPH unless otherwise noted. 


CUA Senior Matthew Yost wins 50th Anniversary Composition Competition 

In a blind juried review, senior composition major Matthew Yost’s Ut Sol, Ut Luna was named the winner of the Benjamin T Rome School of Music 50th Anniversary Composition Competition. The prize, created in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Music School achieving School status at the The Catholic University of America, carries with it the honor of opening the Music School’s Kennedy Center concert on April 12, 2015, along with a $1000 award. See here for more details.

Music Alumna Harolyn Blackwell to be Featured in Kennedy Center Event

Orquestra Jovem do Estado (Brazil)
with Harolyn Blackwell, soprano (USA)
From Villa-Lobos to Tom Jobim: Symphonic Music from Brazil
Sunday, March 22nd 

See here for event information

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