Appointable at the level of associate or full professor, with tenure, to direct Notre Dame's Graduate Program in Sacred Music. Appointee will have distinguished record as a scholar, a gift for and interest in teaching graduate students, and successful experience in or a strong aptitude for administrative work and collaboration within the arts. Knowledge of the musical and liturgical traditions of some period within the history of the Roman Catholic Church, and/or an understanding of contemporary issues regarding music and liturgy within the Church is essential.
Sacred Music at Notre Dame is an independent graduate program within the College of Arts and Letters, with about 30 students in residence each year. The program awards DMA degrees in organ and choral conducting, MSM in organ, choral conducting, or voice. SMND supports 3 graduate studios, multiple choral ensembles, the Notre Dame Children's Choir, managed by its artistic director, and numerous relationships with local churches and other venues where our students serve as interns. Admission is highly competitive; excellent placement record. More info at https://sacredmusic.nd.edu/
Affiliated faculty, most of whom are appointed in the Departments of Music and/or of Theology, work with the Director of SMND to design the curriculum, manage the choral ensembles, and maintain musical instruments and facilities. The Director of SMND shares responsibility with the Chair of the Department of Music for O'Neill Hall of Music and Sacred Music (opened in 2018), including its concert venues, classrooms, and other spaces. O'Neill Hall also houses a full-service Music Library. The Director reports to the Dean and liaises with the Development Officer within the College, manages the SMND budget, and is a member of both the Dean's Committee of Deans, Chairs, and Directors, and the Provost's Committee for Departments Chairs/School Liaisons/Program Directors.
The Director works in close partnership with the Chair of the Department of Music and with the professional staff of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart to sustain the vibrant musical life now flourishing at ND. The Director also meets regularly with the Director of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (opened in 2004) (https://performingarts.nd.edu
), which has 6 acoustically outstanding performing spaces, and presents top-ranked international and national performers.
Deadline: July 31, 2021. More info at http://apply.interfolio.com/84398