Register Now For Our 2016–17 Season

Author: Sacred Music Academy


The University of Notre Dame's Sacred Music Academy will hold open auditions for singers up to age 17 to join the Notre Dame Children's Choir. NDCC is comprised of several ensembles with singers divided by age and ability. Learn more about our choirs here.

Open auditions will be held from 3:30–5:30 p.m. on August 23, 24, and 25, 2016, at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Frances St. in South Bend. 

Auditions will be facilitated by NDCC conductor, Mark Doerries, and NDCC Administrator, Suze Villano. Parents or guardians are welcome to stay and observe. Each singer will be led through a brief exercise that will test his or her range. The singer will be asked to sing a series of pitches back to the facilitator. Finally, the singer may be asked to sing a simple song, such as "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," or "Are You Sleeping?" in a round with one of the facilitators.

Register online and a member of the NDCC staff will contact you to schedule an audition date and to answer any questions or concerns.

Please direct any questions or concerns about the upcoming auditions to We look forward to meeting you and your singer(s) very soon!

The Sacred Music Academy is the ecumenical community engagement arm of Sacred Music at Notre Dame and oversees the Notre Dame Children's Choir, the Notre Dame Organ Training Program, the Children's Community Choral Festival, summer programs for youth and adults, as well as parish-based choral and organ programs.