GRADUATE STUDIES at the UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME – Full Scholarships Available

The Choral Conducting Program of Sacred Music at Notre Dame is pleased to announce the application deadlines for admission to the degrees of Master of Sacred Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting in the 2015-2016 academic year. We will begin accepting pre-screening videos on December 1st, and completed applications to the Notre Dame Graduate School must be received by January 15th. For information on the application process please visit here.

The Choral Conducting Program at Notre Dame is particularly suited to young artists interested in the interdisciplinary intersection of music with the sacred arts and with society at large. Our musicology, ethnomusicology and music theory faculty stands among the best in the nation. We support a lively program of student collaborations in recitals a cappella and with chamber orchestras, extensive podium time, grants in support of student research, internships in churches, thematic conferences, national and international tours, and artistic collaborations and interactions with distinguished professionals. Recent and future guests include musical pedagogue José Antonio Abreu, composers James MacMillan, Richard Einhorn, Robert Kyr, Gabriela Lena Frank and Sven-David Sandstrom, and conductors Stephen Cleobury, Nancy Menk and Jan Harrington. Sacred Music at Notre Dame produces a series of Interdisciplinary Sacred Music Drama Projects with a grant from the Mellon Foundation, and leads an ambitious Children’s Choir program, under the direction of Professor Margot Fassler and Dr. Mark Doerries, with support from the Lilly Foundation. Other important projects in 2015 include a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah with world-class opera baritone Nathan Gunn and a conference in Rome organized by music history faculty and MacArthur award winner Dr. Peter Jeffery, with the participation of all choral conducting students.

The program is competitive, and all students are supported by a full tuition scholarship and a generous stipend. For details, please visit Let me know if we can answer any questions from you or your students.

With very best wishes,

Carmen-Helena Tellez, D.M.
Professor of Music
Director of the Choral Conducting Program
Sacred Music at Notre Dame

Craig Cramer – Head of Recruitment
574-631-7836 or 574-273-9519

Margot Fassler – Director, Sacred Music Program
574-631-0384 or 203-430-0506


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