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Donations to the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

We are grateful for friends and alumni who consider the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music for gift-in-kind donations. Your gifts enrich the lives of our students and the music they make. If you have an instrument to give, or would like to have more information about making a gift, please contact Cristina Verderese Canning in the Office of the Dean at (202) 319-5417.

Recent donations include the following:

April 2013

Susan Hill Clark donated a mahogany Chickering Baby Grand piano.

The estate of Keith Steyer gave a generous donation of instruments (soprano and bass clarinets, a digital piano, and a Spanish six-string guitar), as well as sheet music, scores, and a large collection of recordings.

January 2013

Padraic Brown gave an Etsey “Style T” Reed organ.

December 2012

Erick and Jane Chiang donated an Everett Baby Grand piano in excellent condition.

Ms. Lura Johnson donated piano parts for a Steinway Model B for our rebuilding projects/piano technician studio. 

September 2012

The School of Music received a Sperrhake Model 168 single manual harpsichord. It was donated from the Estate of George Steiner, foundered for the Department of Music at The George Washington University.

Alumna Shirley (Echard) Cann, D.M.A. ’73, donated 76 scores as well as other books and materials related to music education, choral music, and orchestral works.

August 2012

We received a Decker & Sons Opera Grand Piano from the family of Carl Peter.

June 2012

We received a Sojin upright piano in great condition from Michael Gross.
 

March 2012

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music received several opera libretti from Arlene & Irwin Chapman.

November 2011

The Catholic University of America is delighted to announce that the Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Dr. Grayson Wagstaff, Dean, and the Music Library have jointly received a generous donation of research materials on Mexican music from noted scholar Robert L. Parker. Learn more.

October 2011

We are very pleased to announce the donation of a Yamaha baby grand piano to the School of Music from Ms. Patricia Lucas. Our students are already using this beautiful instrument, and we are extremely appreciative of this generous gift.

April 2011

Joseph Arcade '73 donated percussion equipment and instruments.

Rosanna Balsamo Shupe '67 donated a box of opera scores in loving memory of Antonia Melillo Balsamo and Luisa Melillo.

March 2011

Dr. Franklin Portugal, director of the Biotechnology program here at CUA, donated a beautifully engraved trombone.

January 2011

We express our profound appreciation to Ms. Jean Robinette for her very generous donation to the School of Music.  Mrs. Robinette donated a 5 ft. Steinway Grand Piano in excellent condition.  In her note to the School of Music Mrs. Robinette indicated that the piano will have the very best of homes. We fully agree and are deeply grateful.  The School of Music held an afternoon concert in honor of her donation on Odyssey Day to welcome prospective students to the School.  

December 2010

We received a beautiful Eb soprano trumpet from Mr. Mark LaSavio


The Steinway grand donated by Ms. Robinette.