Campus Crossroads Project: A State-of-the-Art Facility for Music

Author: Matt Haines


Among the most noticeable features of the Campus Crossroads Project’s design to enhance and harmonize the University of Notre Dame’s academic, athletic and student life programs will be the South Building, a six-level structure connected to the south side of Notre Dame Stadium, on which work will begin in November 2015.

The building will make possible the relocation of Department of Music from its present quarters in Crowley Hall, bringing it under the same roof as the Sacred Music at Notre Dame program.

The new music building will include recital and rehearsal halls, a large and growing music library, classrooms, rehearsal and tutoring rooms, lounge space and administrative offices, and its location will place Notre Dame musicians in advantageous proximity to such splendid campus venues as the Reyes Organ and Choral Hall and other arts facilities in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

For Margot Fassler, Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy and director of the sacred music program, its location is every bit as crucial and welcome a feature of the new music building as its superb teaching, practice and performance spaces.

“When I first heard that our building would be attached to the stadium, my initial reaction was, ‘How exciting!’” she said. “Sacred music is central to the mission of Notre Dame, and for us to be attached to the stadium, to be a visible part of Notre Dame’s ethos, to take our love of sports and our commitments to academics and to student social life and to merge them … What could be better?”

You can read more about the new Campus Crossroads Music Building here




Originally published by Matt Haines at on November 05, 2014.