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.



Thu Dec 6, 2018

Fri Dec 7, 2018

NDCC Lessons & Carols


Location: Church of Our Lady of Loretto, Saint Mary’s College

Sat Dec 8, 2018

Sat Dec 15, 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

  • Peter Jeffery, Professor of Musicology & Ethnomusicology and Director of Graduate Studies
  • Paul Walker, Associate Professor of the Practice, Organ
  • 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
  • Margot Fassler, Keough Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy, Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Director of Sacred Music at Notre Dame