The Catholic University of America

Welcome to the Piano Division

With approximately 35 students, the piano division is an intimate but growing part of the School of Music. With programs in chamber music, piano pedagogy, performance, and vocal accompanying, every style of playing is being studied and perfected within our division. Our students perform in solo recitals, master classes, solo performances with orchestra, chamber music concerts, as accompanists for singers, and in many other capacities.

In addition, the piano division serves as the source of secondary piano instruction for the School. Secondary study of piano is required for non-piano principals, and students from other majors in the university are encouraged to sign up for lessons.



Performers from the October 28, 2013 La Gesse Foundation Festival at Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall with La Gesse Foundation President, Cecilia de Medici .From left to right, Martin Labazevitch, Esther Nyberg, Anna Nizhegorodtseva, Cecilia de Medici and Brian Billion




  • New 9' Steinway in Ward

    On September 24, 2012, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music unveiled a brand new nine-foot concert grand piano in Ward Recital Hall.

  • Two New Piano Programs

    Starting in Fall 2012, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music will begin offering Bachelor of Music degrees in Collaborative Piano and Piano Pedagogy.