• Department of Music
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Music

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.

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In memoriam: Carmen-Helena Téllez

Carmen-Helena Téllez, a professor of conducting in the Department of Music, died Friday (Dec. 10) after a battle with cancer. She was 66.

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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.

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Events

Huw Lewis

Huw Lewis, organ CANCELED

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Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event is currently canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Huw Lewis is Professor of Music, Organ, at Hope College. He regularly performs nationally and internationally and has been featured at meetings and conventions sponsored by professional organizations, including the American Guild of Organists and the Royal College of Organists.…

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Fridays at Noon

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Location: LaBar Recital Hall

Please join us for a free recital featuring Department of Music students.  Repertoire TBA. …

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Jennifer Koh, violin

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Location: LaBar Recital Hall

Celebrated violinist Jennifer Koh is committed to exploring an extensive and eclectic repertoire that promotes diversity and inclusion. This will be a rare afternoon of new works for solo violin. Co-sponsored by the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. For tickets call 574-631-2800 or visit performingarts.nd.edu…

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