Additional Opportunities


Music majors are welcome to work with faculty advisors on original research as part of the Summer Research program. Learn more on the Summer Research in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts website

Awards for Music Majors

Additionally, two prizes are awarded each year to a Holy Cross senior:

  • Beethoven Prize for the best essay or composition and
  • Walter Gordon Howe Prize for excellence in percussion performance.

Student Advisory Committee

Members of the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) are elected by all music majors in the spring of each year. The music department frequently consults with the SAC regarding issues of class offerings, programming, and events. The SAC administers course evaluation forms for every music course at the end of each semester. SAC officers also help in the evaluation of faculty in terms of appointment, tenure or promotion.

Arts Transcending Borders

Arts Transcending Borders (ATB), funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is an initiative designed to enhance the role of the arts in every aspect of the Holy Cross experience by infusing the arts into students’ academic lives and creating new opportunities throughout the curriculum and the community to cross cultural, geographic, and disciplinary boundaries.

Centered in the departments of music, theatre and dance, and visual arts, the program forges new collaborations across disciplines and introduces artists and performers into every facet of the liberal arts experience that Holy Cross offers students. Learn more about Arts Transcending Borders