Historic Music of CUA

The Catholic University of America is privileged to have a great many pieces of music written to celebrate the University and inspire its community in sports, social events, and ceremonial occasions. Most are original compositions by CUA students and faculty throughout the decades.

On this site, you can learn about this music, listen to recordings when available, and view scores, as well as learn about the people involved in the creation of the music. Please note: many of the pieces have not been recorded and are represented here by MIDI (computer realizations) rather than real instruments and voices.

A musical performance took place on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at 3:00p.m. at the Edward J. Pryzbyla Center Great Room on the campus of CUA. This revue, called "Songs of Old CUA," featured many of these songs performed by students from the School of Music. The event was free and open to the public. We hope to update this site with new recordings as they are available.


Paul D.H. Leman with the Flying Cardinals Marching Band, ca. 1933


This exhibit was created by the staff of the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, the Music Library, and the Electronic Services Department of the University Libraries