NOTRE DAME MUSIC
The Pursuit of Excellence in Music Education
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In 2015 we celebrated the opening of the finest rehearsal facility in the District! Our new Music Room is an acoustically precise masterpiece; perfect training grounds for our performances at the Rozsa Centre Concert Hall!
ROZSA CENTRE CONCERTS
All Notre Dame musicians conclude each semester with a large-scale show in the Rozsa Centre at the University of Calgary. The Rozsa Centre houses one of the premiere music recital facilities in western Canada, the Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall – a 384 seat acoustic marvel. Students will rehearse and perform like professionals in this renowned venue. Rozsa Centre Shows are a highlight of our music program.
Notre Dame Music is connected with Calgary’s professional music community and hosts in-class clinics and weekend workshops each year. Working with professionals on each instrument, students receive specialized, instrument-specific instruction. These freelance artists make their living as working musicians and bring real-world expertise to the rehearsal room.
NEW YORK CITY TOUR
Perform at the Lincoln Centre and in a famous cathedral, tour the world-famous Julliard School of Music, and take lessons from the best in the world – the NY Philharmonic! Attend symphony concerts and Broadway shows, and see the New York sights including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Metropolitan Museum, Central Park, and more.
WHISTLER MUSIC FESTIVAL
One of Canada’s best festivals for bands and choirs! Work with world-renowned directors in a variety of workshops, perform for adjudicators, and attend faculty and student concerts.
CONCERT BAND CAMP
Specifically designed for our new grade 10 band students. Rehearsal, clinics, activities, team building and a whole lot of fun! Come back prepared to take on the challenges of a high school music program.
CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA TRIPS
The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra began in 1910 with the founding of the First Calgary Symphony. The Calgary Symphony merged with the Mount Royal Orchestra in 1947 forming the New Calgary Symphony. In 1955 Dutch conductor Henry Plukker created the Alberta Philharmonic, which merged with the Calgary Symphony and a new name was chosen – Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. The CPO performs 65 concerts per season to over 100,000 people in Calgary and its surrounding area. The orchestra is currently under the baton of Grammy and Emmy Award-winning conductor Roberto Minczuk. Minczuk also conducts the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra in Rio de Janeiro.
Semester 1, Day Trip (Concert Dress): Students will have the opportunity to watch the symphony rehearse. This behind-the-scenes experience provides a formal model for our rehearsals.
Semester 2, Evening Trip (Semi-Formal): Watching a professional symphony orchestra performance is a break taking experience that leaves lasting impressions on ND Musicians. This event is often nicknamed “Music Grad” as we wish all graduating musicians all the best in their future endeavours.
Earn up to 18 credits per year in music classes
Scholarship application material
30-level Fine Arts transcript credits for university
Well-rounded students highly sought after by industry
A sense of belonging and safe space to express yourself
Professional performances and travel opportunities
Take your musicianship to the next level