The Catholic University of America

Faculty

The professors in the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music are first and foremost highly effective teachers who take a personal interest in their students. The bring a wealth of knowledge and professional experience to the classroom, the studio, and the stage. They also are devoted to guiding and supporting students in taking practical steps toward launching successful careers in music.  They are mentors, accomplished musicians, and experienced leaders in their fields.

Full-time Faculty

WagstaffGrayson Wagstaff, Ph.D Dean, Director of the Latin American Music Center, Ordinary Professor

WeaverAndrew Weaver, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Ordinary Professor, Head of Musicology Division

SantoJoseph Santo, D.M.A.
Assistant Dean for Academics and Graduate Studies

BakerRobert A. Baker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Theory and Composition

BatterbsySharyn Battersby, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Head of Music Education Division

BrockJay D. Brock, M.F.A.
Clinical Associate Professor
Musical Theatre

 

 

 

Place HolderRick Christman, B.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Voice, Tenor


 

S. Christman
Sharon Christman, M.M.
Ordinary Professor
Head of Voice Division, Soprano

 

FitenkoNikita Fitenko, D.M.A.
Associate Professor
Piano

 

 

 

 

 

Place HolderRachelle Fleming, D.M.A.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Musical Theatre

 

 

 

 

S. Christman
Stephen Gorbos, D.M.A.
Associate Professor
Head of Theory & Composition Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S. Christman
James Hampton, D.M.A.
Opera Director
Tenor

 

 

 

S. Christman Ivo Kaltchev, D.M.A.
Ordinary Professor
Head of Piano Division

Timothy McDonnellTimothy McDonnell, D.M.A.
Director of Choral Activities - Director of Institute of Sacred Music

Place HolderMichael Mermagen, M.M.
Associate Professor
Chamber Music, Cello

Tom Pedersen Sara Pecknold, Ph.D
Clinical Assistant Professor
Musicology

 

Tom Pedersen N. Thomas Pedersen, B.M.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Head of Musical Theatre Division, Baritone
Murry Sidlin, M.M.
Ordinary Professor
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Andrew Simpson, D.M.A.
Ordinary Professor
Theory and Compostion

Place HolderSimeone Tartaglione, Maestro
Clinical Assistant Professor
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