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
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.
Opportunities Abound for Performance Majors
Music students in the performance track have incredible opportunities at Notre Dame, and the 2021-2022 school year is a good case in point.
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.