Kenneth Dye

Professor of Music

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104 Ricci Band Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-3695

Professor of Music
Director of Bands

Research Interests

  • Olympic Music History
  • Evolution of Music Technology
  • Business of Music


Ken Dye is a professional composer/arranger of music for bands and orchestras. Professor Dye's continuing writing assignments with Bowl Games, the Tournament of Roses, and large-scale public events are broadcast internationally. He continues to produce materials for music education for schools and universities worldwide.

Recognized musical works include the entire repertoire of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Band, 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Band, and pops arranging for the Dallas Symphony and Boston Pops. His body of music has surpassed 2,000 pieces for all ensembles.

Prior professional positions include producer/director of the 1986 Olympic Festival, founding director of the "Banda de Marcha del Estado de Mexico, and director of the Disney All-American College Band.


  • Sydney 2000 Olympic Band

    World Projects South Pacific

  • 9/11 Amazing Grace Tribute

    Notre Dame/Michigan State Bands

  • We are the ND Band - Tradition, Excellence, Family!

    Notre Dame Band