The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is a Catholic, independent, college-preparatory school for girls and young women in grades 6 through 12.

A Catholic, Independent, College Preparatory School for Young Women, Grades 6 through 12

Academy of Notre Dame de Namur: Inspiring Young Women Since 1956

Music at Notre Dame

Choral Music

The Academy of Notre Dame offers three choirs for students. At the middle school level, students may audition and be selected to the Middle School Women's Chorale if singing is their passion. When students reach the Upper School, they may be selected by a yearly audition to participate in the select, "Women’s Chorale." Students involved in the Women's Chorale have the opportunity to participate in Liturgies and other school events throughout the year.

For students who wish to continue their music education but who do not wish to sing or play an instrument, the Academy also offers a Music Theory course.

Choral Music Faculty:
Mrs. Lindsay Miller, Department Chair, Choral Music Director, Performing Arts Teacher
Ryan Lowrie, Music Teacher

Courses and Opportunities Offered: Middle School Music,Women's Chorale for both Middle and Upper School, US Instrumental Ensemble, Music Theory, AP Music Theory, Introduction to Performing Arts, and Beginning Ukulele. 

"It has been my privilege to work with you and the other ladies on Women's Chorale. The rigorous nature of your program has greatly enhanced my technical ability to sight read songs in all keys and a variety of rhythms. I was able to apply my skills to a successful audition and participation on the Archdiocesan All-Catholic Choir, which I hope to repeat again this year."
- Lorna Petrizzo '23
"Women's Chorale shaped who I am both as a Notre Dame woman and also as a performance artist."
- Lauren Gunn '20

Upper School Women's Chorale

Performing "Oh, Music!" at Arts Under the Stars

Solo Instrumentalist

Hannah Jackson, Senior Violinist

"Being in an ensemble has taught me what it means to work collaboratively to create something bigger than myself. It has taught me what it means to discipline myself and that when you actually enjoy something, it shouldn't feel like work."

- Hannah Jackson '21

Instrumental Music

Notre Dame’s middle school and upper school instrumental ensembles offer students who play string and wind instruments the opportunity to perform in concerts on campus, at special events, and in All Catholic Band and Orchestra performances.

Opportunities Offered: Middle and Upper School Ensemble