Robert Grogan, D.M.A.
Lecturer in Organ
Robert Grogan, (D.M.A., The Catholic University of America; M.M., B.M., University of Kansas;), lecturer in organ.
Organist and Carillonneur Emeritus of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, continuing after retirement as carillonneur and as an organist on the Basilica staff.
Dr. Grogan has performed as organ and carillon recitalist in the United States, Canada, and Europe; has served as dean of the District of Columbia chapter of the American Guild of Organists and as Board of Trustees chair of the District of Columbia American Guild of Organists Foundation. Recipient of the 1983 medal of the University of California (Berkeley) "for distinguished service to the art of the carillon."
He has made recordings on the organs and carillon of the National Shrine (two organ CDs for Gothic/Loft Recordings: Times & Seasons; In Dulci Jubilo). Composer of Variations on "Morning Song," published in Washington Organ Book (H. W. Gray/Warner) and recorded at Washington Cathedral by the composer (Washington Organ Book, Gothic Records, 1993), and Gabriel's Message for choir and organ (published by E. C. Schirmer, 2001; recorded in the Crypt Church of the National Shrine, Gothic Records, 2000). Named to knighthood in the papal order of St. Gregory the Great by His Holiness Benedict XVI in 2007.