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




Deadline to apply for the MM Composition Stage Music degree program has now passed. If you missed the deadline, we encourage you to apply next year for Fall 2018 admission. Our other graduate programs (MM Composition Concert Music, and DMA Composition) are open for application through the end of the 2016-2017 academic year.

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 *required for Early Action
Saturday, January 13th, 2018
Monday, January 8th, 2018 *Sacred Music only
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
Tuesday, February 14th, 2018 *Orchestra Conducting only
Saturday, February 24, 2018 *Transfer and Grad only

Thursday, February 15th, 2018: Orchestra Conducting back up snow date***
***Saturday, February 18th, 2018: Back up snow date***

 Sacred Music Auditions M.M.S.M.

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Orchestral Conducting Auditions

Tuesday, February 14th, 2018
Thursday, February 15th, 2018: Orchestra Conducting 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