The Department's programs provide its majors the opportunity to receive the essential experiences and background to prepare for graduate school and careers in music. In addition, the Department of Music offers many opportunities for students interested in a double-major combining music with study in another department, and for the non-major who wishes simply to further his or her musical development.
The Department features small class sizes and well-equipped classrooms and studios. Music students are part of the College of Arts and Letters, which includes 20 departments in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters, together with the specific requirements of the music major, form a liberal arts curriculum that is thorough yet broad in scope.
Notre Dame debuted the Marie DeBartolo Performing Arts Center in September 2004, a nationally renowned performance facility that provides spaces for student recitals, faculty concerts, theatre productions, and the ND Presenting Series of guest artist concerts. The Department of Music is slated to move into its own state-of-the-art facility just south of the Notre Dame Stadium in the fall semester of 2017, which will include multiple performance venues, classroom and rehearsal spaces, a music library, and faculty offices.
Arts and Letters students from every major succeed in business, graduate or professional school, or full-time service. Learn more about the career outcomes of all of our graduates, including Music majors.