Performing Arts Mission

As educators and artists, the Notre Dame Performing Arts faculty lay the foundations for students to serve the world by building skills, making connections, and developing creative problem-solving. We believe it is critical that as passionate artists, students explore arts as relevant beyond entertainment, and experience performing arts as a means to ignite change and serve communities on a local, national, and global scale.

Performing Arts at Notre Dame offers a wide variety of curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students to explore their passions, make meaningful connections through artistic expression,  and develop their skills on and off the stage. Students involved with Performing Arts have the option of earning a Diploma with Emphasis through their participation and leadership. Below are the many options available to students at Notre Dame. Reach out to Performing Arts faculty with questions or to learn more about the amazing opportunities available! 

Fast Facts

  • Community partnerships with San Jose State University, Hammer Theater, City Lights Theater, St. Joseph’s Basilica,  St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, YWCA of Silicon Valley, MACLA, Santa Clara University, San Jose Downtown Association and more!
  • Immersion trips to Oregon Shakespeare Festival and San Francisco theater experience.
  • Participation in dance and music festivals and music performance tours
  • Performance field trips to SJ Dance Co, Opera San Jose, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Theaterworks, and professional tours.