News from the School of Music

  • Sistine Chapel Choir

    Sistine Chapel Choir Performance a ‘Stunning’ Musical Gift

    Some of the greatest examples of Renaissance music were brought to beautiful life during a rare performance by the Sistine Chapel Choir at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Sept. 20.

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  • G. Grayson Wagstaff, Ph.D. Headshot

    Sistine Chapel Choir comes to Catholic University of America

    Sophomores Cecilia Leskowicz and Katarina Ivancik were quoted in a WJLA story on the masterclass by the Sistine Chapel Choir.

    Grayson Wagstaff, dean, music, was quoted in a Catholic News Agency story previewing the Sistine Chapel Choir performance. Quotes from that story were published in a story at Aleteia.

    Wagstaff and Timothy McDonnell, director, choral studies and the Institute of Sacred Music, were interviewed on EWTN News nightly about the concert.

    Catholic News Service covered a workshop taught by the maestro of the choir. The concert by the Sistine Chapel Choir was reviewed by Washington Classical Review. 

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  • Sistine Chapel Choir to Host Workshop on Sacred Music at Catholic University

    Twelve members of the Sistine Chapel Choir and their director will offer a rare glimpse into the performance of sacred music.

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  • University Receives High U.S. News and World Report Rankings

    The Catholic University of America has risen in the U.S. News & World Report 2018 listings for Universities and graduate programs nationwide.

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  • Message From President Garvey About The People Affected By the Hurricane

    We extend our prayers and concern to all the people affected by the hurricane that hit Houston and New Orleans this week. It is an especially difficult time for students at our University who are from the affected areas.

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  • G. Grayson Wagstaff, Ph.D. Headshot

    Pope’s Choir Visits US for First Time in Decades

    Grayson Wagstaff, dean, and Timothy McDonnell, director, choral studies and the Institute of Sacred Music, were quoted in a National Catholic Register story on the upcoming visit of the Sistine Chapel Choir.

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  • Mass of the Holy Spirit

    Students Called as Witnesses for Christ during Mass of the Holy Spirit

    Students, faculty, and staff members at The Catholic University of America were called to be witnesses for Christ during this year’s Mass of the Holy Spirit, which took place in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Aug. 31.

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  • Students praying

    Catholic University to Open Academic Year with Mass of the Holy Spirit

    The Catholic University of America will celebrate the start of the academic year with its Mass of the Holy Spirit on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 12:10 p.m. in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Great Upper Church.

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  • Catholic University to Present Fall 2017 Drama and Music Events

    The Catholic University of America will present a full line-up of arts events this fall. The Department of Drama will bring two productions to the stage and students from the Benjamin T. School of Music will also have much to offer.

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  • Simeone Tartaglione conducting students

    Music Professor Named Conductor of Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington

    Simeone Tartaglione, clinical assistant director of conducting, has been appointed principal conductor of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington (PACO).

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  • Sistine Chapel concert artwork

    Catholic University to Present Concert by Sistine Chapel Choir

    The Catholic University of America will present a free concert by the Sistine Chapel Choir on Sept. 20 as part of a three-city tour that marks the choir’s first visit to the United States in more than 30 years.

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  • For Ward Centre singers, ‘Everything Old Is New Again’

    The International Centre for Ward Music Studies at Catholic University was mentioned in a Catholic Virginian story about the Ward Centre of Richmond.

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  • The Catholic University of America Adopts New Governance Structure

    On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, The Catholic University of America’s Board of Trustees adopted a new governance structure intended to permit greater lay participation in the affairs of the University while preserving its uniquely Catholic character.

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  • Music Professor Delivers TEDx Talk

    Maestro Simeone Tartaglione, conductor of the CUA Symphony Orchestra, gave a presentation at a TEDx event at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md.

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  • Recipient of CUA President’s Award seeks to ‘boldly live out’ faith in her career

    Meredith Eib, recent graduate, music, was profiled by the Catholic Standard.

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  • Commencement 2017

    Peggy Noonan Advises New Graduates: Never Stop Reading

    Though their years of academic pursuits may now be complete, The Catholic University of America Class of 2017 received one last piece of wisdom during this year’s Commencement ceremony, which took place, due to inclement weather, inside the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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  • Awarded Faculty

    Faculty Honored during Spring Luncheon

    Three professors at The Catholic University of America were honored for their teaching achievements during this year’s Spring Faculty Luncheon held in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center on May 2. Also recognized at the event were six retiring faculty members from the schools of law, canon law, and theology and religious studies.

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  • Catholic University Choir Members Invited to Appear with Gustavo Dudamel and L.A. Philharmonic

    Choir members from The Catholic University of America will join several prestigious Washington, D.C., choral groups on April 26, 2018, in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the world-class Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by internationally-renowned music director, Gustavo Dudamel, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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  • Research Day

    University Research Day Highlights Discovery and Collaboration

    Hundreds of members of the Catholic University community had the opportunity to share their academic findings during the University’s second annual Research Day, held across campus on April 20. The event, which was open to all undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff members, was planned to showcase the wide range of research taking place throughout the University’s 12 schools.

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  • Review: ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ at The Catholic University of America

    The School of Music’s performance of ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ was reviewed by DC Metro Theater Arts.

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