The Catholic University of America



9.20.2017: Please bear with us as our webpages are being slowly migrated over to our new website. Changes will be taking place over the fall semester. Please visit the Composition Calendar for an overview of Fall 2017 events.  

For past events, visit our Announcements and News Archives.



Watch excerpts from SONAR New Music Ensemble's concert on March 6, 2016, Ward Recital Hall, performing David Wohl's "I Drone" for string quartet and electronics.


Listen to performances by CUA's Contemporary Music Ensemble

Morton Feldman: Routine Investigations (1976)

Eliana Schenk, oboe; Gil Hoffer, trumpet; Jason Solounias, piano; Dan Zhang, viola; Jongbin Kim, cello, David Lowe, contrabass (Fall 2015 Division Concert).

Chou Wen-chung: Twilight Colors (2007), 3rd mvt

Michele Walton, flute; Eliana Schenk, oboe; Ben Redwine, clarinet; Shinya Blattmann, violin; Dan Zhang, viola; Jongbin Kim, cello (Spring 2016 Division Concert).




our programs at a glance

We also cooperate with the Institute of Sacred Music to offer lessons and artistic support for those pursuing the MM and DMA degrees in Sacred Music with an emphasis in Composition.

Contact composition

Dr. Stephen Gorbos
Head, Division of Composition-Theory
Ward Hall
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20064