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Choral & Instrumental Music

The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur offers three choirs for students. At the Middle School level, students may audition for our 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.

Choral Music Faculty:
Ryan LowrieMusic Teacher

Courses and Opportunities Offered: 
Middle School Music
Women's Chorale for both Middle and Upper School
Music Theory
AP Music Theory



Upper School Women's Chorale Performing "Oh, Music!" at Arts Under the Stars


"It has been my privilege to work with the ladies on Women's Chorale. The rigorous nature of the 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 ..."

Lorna PetrizzoClass of 2023

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Notre Dame’s Middle 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.

Courses and Opportunities Offered: Middle and Upper School Ensemble, Middle School Music, Upper School Instrumental Ensemble, Music Theory, AP Music Theory, Introduction to Performing Arts, and Beginning Ukulele. 

Instrumental Music Faculty:
Ryan Lowrie, Music Teacher



"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 JacksonClass of 2021