People

Director of Sacred Music at Notre Dame

Professor Margot Fassler's special fields of study are medieval and American sacred music, and the liturgy of the Latin Middle Ages. Her subspecialties are liturgical drama of the Middle Ages and Mariology.

Executive Committee

Associate Director of Student Life and Formation
Paul Walker is an Adjunct Associate Professor in organ in the Department of Music and the Program of Sacred Music.

Associate Director of Academics and Director of Graduate Studies (2016-17)
Pierpaolo Polzonetti is Professor of Music and Liberal Studies. He specializes on eighteenth-century music and culture. 

Associate Director for Performance and Events and Head of the Graduate Studio in Choral Conducting
Carmen-Helena Téllez  is a leading choral conductor and teacher of conducting, as well as an expert on contemporary music.

Executive Committee Member and Head of the Graduate Studio in Organ
Craig Cramer has played on historic organs all over the world, and has placed numerous students into organ and sacred music positions.

Associate Director of Community Engagement and Children and Youth Pedagogy
Mark Doerries is the Artistic Director of the Notre Dame Children's Choir and teaches in the Department of Music and the Program of Sacred Music.

Executive Committee Member and Head of the Graduate Studio in Voice
Stephen Lancaster is the Associate Professor of the Practice in Voice and teaches in the Department of Music and the Program of Sacred Music.

Faculty who teach in the Program of Sacred Music, by alpha

  • Kimberly Belcher - Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies
  • Alexander Blachly - Professor of Music History and Analysis
  • Christopher Chowrimootoo - Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies
  • Craig Cramer - Professor of Organ and Head of the Graduate Studio in Organ
  • Mark Doerries - Artistic Director of the Notre Dame Children’s Choir, Coordinator of Undergraduate Musicianship, Associate Director of Community Engagement
  • Kiera Duffy - Associate Professor of the Practice of Voice
  • Michael Driscoll - Associate Professor of Liturgical Studies 
  • Margot Fassler - Professor of Music History and Analysis and Director of Sacred Music at Notre Dame
  • Mary Frandsen - Associate Professor of Music History and Analysis
  • Peter Jeffery - Professor of Music History and Analysis 
  • Maxwell Johnson - Professor of Liturgical Studies
  • Stephen Lancaster - Associate Professor of the Practice in Voice and Head of the Graduate Studio in Voice
  • John Liberatore - Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition
  • Nancy Menk - Adjunct Professor of Choral Conducting, Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at Saint Mary's College
  • Pierpaolo Polzonetti - Professor of Music and Liberal Studies and Associate Director of Academics and Director of Graduate Studies (2016-17)
  • Daniel Stowe - Associate Professional Specialist of Choral Conducting
  • Carmen-Helena Téllez - Professor of Conducting and Head of the Graduate Studio in Choral Conducting
  • Paul Walker - Adjunct Associate Professor of Organ Performance