Orchestral Instruments, Master | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
52190 USD/year
52190 USD/year
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The Catholic University of America Master of Music in Orchestral Instruments is offered through the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, which seeks to educate, engage, and energize its student body in a dynamic program that integrates classroom learning with real world performance, research, and teaching.


The student of the Orchestral Instruments program from Catholic University of America is required to present a graduation recital (MUS 902) of approximately 70 minutes duration. This recital is to be performed in public following successful completion of a private hearing before a recital committee, which may grant or withhold permission for public performance. 

In case of withholding permission, a second hearing will be granted after approval by the adviser of the program. The candidate should apply for a committee hearing at least four weeks in advance of the proposed recital date.

The student will also register for and publicly perform a concerto (MUS 944) and a major chamber work (MUS 944A). These performances normally will be separate from the graduation recital and must be approved by the student's faculty adviser. The required concerto normally will be accompanied by piano. The securing of the accompanist is the responsibility of the soloist. Repertoire used to satisfy the concerto and chamber music requirements may not be included in the 70 minutes of repertoire required for the graduation recital.

Minor in Latin American Music

Requirements listed above apply, with the following exceptions:

  • Six semester hours of Latin American music electives replace six semester hours of music history electives.
  • A significant portion of the student's performance repertoire for juries and recitals must consist of music by Latin American composers.
  • Programme Structure

    Courses included:

    • Private Music Instruction
    • Wind/Percussion Orchestral Repertoire
    • Approved Instrumental Ensemble
    • Research Methodology
    • Analytical Techniques
    • Chamber Music

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 24 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    31 SCH


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • All entering graduate students in the Master of Music degree program in orchestral instruments or guitar must take the Music Theory Placement Examination and the Music History Placement Examination.
    • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
    • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
    • Demonstrate English language proficiency
    • Submit confirmation of financial support
    • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
    • Receive your admission packet with visa information
    • Secondary School Report
    • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      52190 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.
    • National

      52190 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 26095 USD per semester during 24 months.

    Living costs for Washington, D. C.

    1705 - 2975 USD /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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