Perform with passion. Study with rigor. Learn with discernment.  

Following Notre Dame’s rich liberal arts tradition, our Department combines different forms of music making with serious research that explores theories, histories, and cultures of music.

We promote excellence in musical performance, composition, and scholarship in a spirit of inclusion, bringing together students with various skills and diverse backgrounds to study and collaborate with our distinguished and dedicated faculty in first-rate facilities.

The Musical Mansours

Siblings and recent graduates Ronnie and Alex Mansour have carved unique and impressive paths in the music world.

First-Year Journey: James Bennett '25, Music & Computer Science Major

"There are some real plusses to being at a smaller music program just because it feels more personal," he says.

Alumni Thrive in Music Theory

Two recent alumni are thriving in an elite graduate program, thanks to their training with Notre Dame's prestigious theory and composition faculty.

Virtual Concert: Faculty Performances

Explore our collection of faculty performances