The Department of Music provides an in-depth course of study for music majors within Notre Dame’s rich liberal arts tradition. Our students engage performance, music theory, music history, and ethnomusicology in collaboration with a professionally accomplished faculty of performers and scholars.
In addition, the Department contributes to the broader musical life on campus through course offerings and abundant ensemble opportunities for majors and non-majors alike. Formal study of music at Notre Dame is complemented by the Department's extensive presentation of faculty and guest artist concerts, scholarly lectures, and student performances.
***COVID-19 poses unique challenges for musicians worldwide. Please be assured that, in addition to adhering closely to all University-wide safety protocols, the Department of Music has taken extra measures to ensure that all music classes, lessons, rehearsals, and performances are conducted as safely as possible. However, the specific measures vary depending on the type of activity. Your teacher can give you information.***
The Musical Mansours
The recent graduates have carved unique and impressive paths in the music world. Siblings blazed own creative paths at Notre Dame Ronnie Mansour was 2 and a half years old when she followed her older brother Alex to a piano lesson. After he finished playing a Mozart piece, she jumped on the bench and started to play the song by ear.
Seniors Heading to Grad School in Music
Congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 2021 music majors! In addition to students who will attend medical school, enter the finance sector, teach in the ACE program, and many others, the following seniors have elected to continue their music education in graduate school, many with substantial scholarships:
Alumni Thrive in Music Theory
Two recent alumni are thriving in the elite graduate theory program at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Their success points to the unusual access Notre Dame’s undergraduates have to the department’s own prestigious theory and composition faculty, consisting of Professors Peter Smith, Johanna Frymoyer and John Liberatore.