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.***
For senior Veronica Mansour, creating and staging an original musical is the perfect blend of her English and music majors
English and music major Veronica Mansour spent last semester workshopping her original musical, An Old Family Recipe, which will be filmed over the course of a few weeks and released to the public in a live-streamed opening night this spring.
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:
Winners of the Notre Dame Symphony Concerto Competition Announced
Andrew Peterson, clarinet ('21) and Abbey Fontana, violin ('23) were co-winners of the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra concerto competition. They will perform with the orchestra in the spring. Congratulations, Andrew and Abbey!