University of Notre Dame Graduate Studies

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Sacred Music

University of Notre Dame Graduate Studies

Field of Study:Religious/Sacred Music
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $82,092

Tuition fees are converted from US Dollars to Canadian Dollars. Amount may vary based on exchange rate.


The Master of Sacred Music Program's purpose is to train professional musicians for work in Christian churches and to prepare those who desire it for the Doctorate in Musical Arts in performance or the PhD in music history, ethnomusicology or liturgics. Students are admitted with concentrations in organ, choral conducting or voice. Through a program of study that takes advantage of Notre Dame's strengths in music performance, music history, music theory, and liturgical studies, graduates of the program develop high degrees of musical skill, as they also gain working knowledge of the worship lives of Christian congregations, integrating the artistic, scholarly and pastoral dimensions requisite for the profession. All students have internships, many in local churches or in the Notre Dame Children's Choir. Good posts for our graduates are plentiful, and we enjoy a placement rate of nearly 100%, whereas other graduates move on to the DMA or PhD in prestigious programs.


Application Notes :

Application Materials:

  • GRE General Test not accepted
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Audition materials
  • Applicant must hold a bachelor's degree in music (BM, BS, BA, or BME)
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Auditions

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on December 19, 2022