Fr. Andreas Kramarz, LC, S.T.M., Ph.D.

Research Associate

Fr. Andreas Kramarz is currently researching the philosophical and theological foundations of “integral formation” and collaborating with various programs at the McGrath Institute for Church life in the practical implementation of this pedagogical principle.

Born in Düsseldorf, Germany, he spent all his school years in Aachen and graduated in Catholic Theology and German Language and Literature at the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster. For two semesters, he participated in the Theological Year of Studies at the Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem, Israel. From 1993 to 1994, he worked as an assistant nurse at the hospice Haus Hörn in Aachen, Germany.

After joining the German novitiate of the Legionaries of Christ, he studied classical humanities for one year in Salamanca, Spain, and completed a Licentiate in Philosophy at the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum College in Rome, Italy. Since 1999, he taught courses in Latin, Greek, History, Art, and Music at the Legion of Christ College of Humanities in Cheshire, CT. A priest since 2003, Fr. Andreas served as Dean of Studies at the College from 2009 to 2019.

In 2013, he earned a Ph.D. in Classical Civilization at the Classics Department of the University of Florida and published with Peter Lang the volume The Power and Value of Music: Its Effect and Ethos in Classical Authors and Contemporary Music Theory.

Fr. Andreas has been teaching Western Civilization, Music Theory and History, an elective on Currents of Contemporary Culture, and Chant. In addition, he has been serving as spiritual director, confessor, and choir director for the seminary and as a chaplain for Regnum Christi members in Upstate New York. He is a member of the Society of Classical Studies, the International Society for the Study of Greek and Roman Music and Its Cultural Heritage (MOISA), and the Society for Christian Scholarship in Music.

Apart from his priestly and academic assignments, Fr. Andreas has been active as a choir director, organist, and pianist. He enjoys mountain hiking, classical music concerts, art museums, but especially inspiring conversations with others.