About the Glee Club
Founded by student Samuel Ward Perrott, whose auditions turned out twice the available spots, our 75-voice, all-male choral ensemble first took the stage in December 1915. You can almost see the audience leaving Washington Hall, their delighted conversation lifting swirls of breath into the crisp air. So began our enduring legend as the oldest glee club at a Catholic university.
THE NDGC TODAY
From our four annual campus concerts to domestic and international tours, our voices carry around the world! We’ve partnered visiting artists, hosted joint concerts with other campus groups.
We invite all male students with the gift of vocal talent to join us in carrying on the tradition of bringing song to our campus and to audiences worldwide. Your Glee Club campus experience, coupled with the opportunity for tour and travel, will be the experience of a lifetime – one that you’ll treasure long after your time here as a student has ended.Audition Information
Keep In Touch
Tune into what’s happening and keep the spirit of the Glee Club in your midst with our newsletter, so you can receive news and updates on upcoming tours and events.Receive Our Newsletter
Dan Stowe has been a member of the University of Notre Dame faculty since 1993. In addition to directing the Glee Club, he is also conductor of the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra and the Notre Dame Collegium Musicum, and teaches conducting.Email Dan
Cole Carpenter and Frank Gomulka
Frank Gomulka (left) is a senior from Lemont, IL studying Computer Science with a concentration in Cyber Security and minors in Theology and Engineering Corporate Practice. Frank sings in the Tenor 1 section and looks forward to sharing music and cultivating the club’s brotherhood. Cole Carpenter (right) is a senior from Queensbury, NY studying Neuroscience and Behavior and Compassionate Care in Medicine. Cole is a proud member of the Baritones and RA of Dillon Hall. He looks forward to a year full of brotherhood and lifelong memories with his brothers in song.Email Cole and Frank
Experience The Club
What does the University of Notre Dame Glee Club mean to its members? From being a welcomed refuge or life-saving league of friends to a unique college “hobby” – our members share all the reasons they couldn’t imagine life without Glee Club.Read Member Stories