The Master of Music in Chamber Music in Piano offered by the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music of The Catholic University of America is committed to the highest quality instruction to assist in the preparation of creative artists and teacher who upon graduation take their places as leaders in the world community.

The school offers the university community opportunities to participate in its performing organizations and concerts in solo and chamber recitals. With over 30 practice rooms, 12 of which have baby grand pianos there is always space for practicing your skills.

Requirements

  • 30 graduate credits
  • Comprehensive examinations
  • An average of B (3.0 cumulative GPA) is required for graduation.
  • Incoming graduate students must take the Music History Placement Examination and the Music Theory Placement Examination before their first semester of classes.
  • Two chamber music recitals (MUS 941 x2) and one piano - ­vocal program (MUS 941A) are required for graduation.

Prerequisites

A bachelor's degree in piano performance (or the equivalent) from an accredited institution. A student with a Bachelor of Arts degree may be accepted only after meeting the equivalent requirement for the Bachelor of Music degree at The Catholic University of America, either by taking advanced standing examinations or by completing the additional undergraduate courses.

  • Submission of an application, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.
  • 500-700 word essay as statement of purpose.
  • At least a B average in all undergraduate music courses.
  • A 10­ minute demonstration of performance proficiency with classical repertoire in contrasting styles in the applicant's major medium, either by personal audition or recording.
  • An original research paper on any musical topic. The paper should demonstrate facility with scholarly sources, the ability to formulate an original argument, and strong writing skills.