The Catholic University of America


Dean's Welcome to the Benjamin T. Rome School Of Music! 

Audition and Application Information

Acceptance into the music school is a two-fold process.You must apply for acceptance into the University, as well as audition for your program of interest. Auditions can be done before, after, or concurrently with the application to the University. An application does not necessarily need to be submitted before auditioning, except in the case of Early Admission, but it is highly encouraged. Admission to performance and education music programs requires both admission to the university and passing the audition. Please contact Admissions for application deadlines.

More Info For Prospective Undergraduate Students

More Info For Prospective Graduate Students

More Info for Transfer Student 

All applicants who audition (both in person or online) are considered for a music scholarship.

Below you will find our audition dates for this year, audition requirements and an audition request form. Should you have any other questions please contact



Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Required for Early Decision and Early Action Students 
(Only Audition Date for MM Stage Music)

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The 25th, is only open to Graduate and Transfer Students 

Sacred Music Auditions

Monday, December 5th, 2016
Monday, February 6th, 2017
Monday, February 27th, 2017

Conducting Auditions

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

***Saturday, February 18th, 2017: Back up Snow Date***

Can't come to a live audition?

If you are unable to attend a live audition at CUA, you can submit a recorded audition through our online system. You can upload your audition along with an audition form. Please be sure that all required material is submitted at once prior to one of the audition dates listed. All recorded submissions will be reviewed during the live auditions.

Please note: Audio recordings are not accepted as valid submissions. You must submit a video recording.

*Video submissions are made and used for admission and financial aid decisions only.

Music Education

Musical Theatre


Orchestral Instruments


Theory and Composition