We are an ecumenical graduate music program with a Roman Catholic core. We offer three areas of concentration: organ, choral conducting, and voice. Our pedagogy emphasizes a breadth of experience, for the purpose of forming well-rounded musicians. Our students enjoy opportunities to interact with the community as church musicians, as children's choir directors, and as performers. Our graduates go on to work in churches, universities, schools, and artistic organizations worldwide.

Sacred Music at Notre Dame and the Department of Music welcome the community to our  spectacular new home, O’Neill Hall of Music, with a weekend of special events, October 26-27.
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Fri Oct 26, 2018

Sat Oct 27, 2018

Sun Nov 11, 2018

Wed Nov 14, 2018

Application and Audition Dates

  • December 1, 2018: Application and pre-screening materials for the Sacred Music Program due; Apply Here
  • February 10-11, 2019: Auditions at Notre Dame

If you are unable to make any of these deadlines please send an email to

Faculty Spotlights

  • Carmen-Helena Téllez, Professor of Conducting
  • Stephen Lancaster, Associate Professor of the Practice, Voice and Head of the Graduate Studio in Voice
  • Kiera Duffy, Associate Professor of the Practice, Voice
  • Mark Doerries, Associate Professor in Practice of Sacred Music and Head of the Choral Conducting Studio
  • Craig Cramer, Professor of Music, Head of the Graduate Organ Studio