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New Morse Code to Perform in Ward Hall March 31st

On Tuesday, March 31 New Morse Code, an up-and-coming cello and percussion duo, will be on campus giving a concert in Ward Recital Hall at 7:30pm featuring the world premiere of a new piece written by composition faculty member Dr. Stephen Gorbos, along with music by recent Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw, Andy Akiho, and Osvaldo Golijov. The event is free and open to the community. More info on the group can be found here

Horn Day to Feature National Symphony French Horn Section and CUA Faculty and Students

The event will take place May 17th from 11:00am-6:00pm at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. See here for event details

Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Listed in Top 10 Gems

Music School Central created the list highlighting, "schools that may not be as talked about as the Juilliards or Berklees of the world, but still elite, excellent, and comparable to any other top school in the entire country." See here for the full article.

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.

Norman Scribner

The Music School and Dean Wagstaff send condolences to the family, many colleagues and former choristers of the renowned Norman Scribner.  Maestro Scribner was an acclaimed conductor and leader in Washington, DC's musical community for decades and a kind, generous man. He had just attended CUA's production of Rigoletto days before his untimely death.

Alumnus to Perform with Virginia Opera

Alumnus Rolando Sanz to sing role of Alfredo in Virginia Opera's production of Verdi's La traviata with performances in Fairfax, Richmond and Virginia Beach. See here for event details and to purchase tickets

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

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.

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.

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