Saint Ignatius Choir welcomes new leader

The chorus sings for the Our Lady of Guadalupe mass on December 12, 2012

By David McDonald ’18

Saint Ignatius High School welcomes a new member of the Fine Arts Department this year. David Croglio is the new leader of the school’s choir, taking over for the departing Mr. Falkovsky. Croglio is excited to join the St. Ignatius community. “I like that the standards are set very high,” explains Croglio, “in terms of how students should do academically and also in how they should interact with others in the world.”

However, the environment of St. Ignatius should not shock Mr. Croglio, as he graduated from an all-male Catholic high school in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. Croglio says of his high school experience, “that is where my interest in teaching music and leading liturgical music really took off.”

Croglio’s hiring comes amidst a turnover in the Breen Center, where David Hoover also joined the faculty this year.

Croglio is expecting to enjoy his time leading the St. Ignatius choir, and he already is making the most of his time in Cleveland; he mentions that his favorite part of the city is Little Italy. He grew up with the Italian food and culture of his family, noting, “the fact that Cleveland has an entire road in the city that is made up of Italian places to eat is awesome.”