Choir is offered as an elective and is preferably taken both semesters. Students perform at a number of school events as well as in the greater community. Auditions are held in May for the coming year. NDP has four different choirs:


If you love Glee and Pitch Perfect, take the challenge in the real world of contemporary singing! Saintsational is an A Cappella Ensemble that serves intermediate to advanced singers capable of holding their own part alone or with others. Students will work toward enhancing individual vocal technique and advanced ensemble skills in 4+ part, unaccompanied harmony. Repertoire includes arrangements by Pentatonix, contemporary, Broadway, and jazz genre artists. Beatboxers are welcome! Performances may include off-campus expectations.

Concert Choir

Concert Choir aims to serve beginning to intermediate singers. Students will learn the basics of proper breath support, healthy vocal production, blend and balance, range expansion, good intonation, ear training, and sight-reading. Concert Choir will perform a variety of music including jazz, contemporary choral, gospel, classical, and pop/Broadway music and may showcase their work at various school functions.

Liturgy Choir

A club open to instrumentalists and vocalists who want to share their gifts to the school through music ministry at the monthly all-school Mass.

Kids singing at Mass

A Special Easter Gift During Quarantine Time

Honors Women's Choir

This course is a performance-based class and acceptance is by audition only. Students must exhibit advanced vocal technique, sight-reading skills and music theory knowledge. The choir will perform a variety of choral literature, including Classical, Broadway, jazz, and contemporary. Students will advance their vocal technique, sight-singing, and musicianship as well as perform for school and community functions. Performances may include off-campus expectations, including but not limited to the AMEA Solo and Ensemble Competition and AMEA All-Regionals Honors Choir.

Notre Dame Preparatory High School has a history of excellence, including Gold 1st place ratings at the Anaheim Heritage Festivals and the World Strides’ Onstage Festival in addition to AMEA’s competitions.


Mrs. Hudson directs choir

Dea Hudson developed her passion for teaching music in St. Louis, while achieving a Bachelor of Music Education from Webster University, where she was a member of Concert Choir and Madrigals.
Throughout her college career, Hudson worked as an Ensemble Assistant with the St. Louis Children’s Choirs.
She came to Arizona to work toward a Masters of Music Education at Arizona State University; with a focus on the social and emotional development of students in a music classroom. She became a member of ASU’s Concert Choir  and Gospel Choir, and she performed in Die Zauberflöte with ASU’s Opera Studio, 

Mrs. Hudson came to Notre Dame Prep in 2017. Since then, the choirs have earned Tier One Superior and  Excellent ratings and Tier Two Excellent ratings through the Arizona Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble competition. In addition, her students have had the opportunity to audition for multiple festivals, including AMEA’s All-Regional Honors Choir, AMEA’s All-State Honors Choir, and Carnegie Hall’s Honors Performance Series. Her students have performed at various community centers in the area, attended an ASU Gospel Choir performance with the opportunity to talk to the director and singers. Our choirs perform with the entire fine arts department in the NDP Winter and Spring Fine Arts Festivals each year. 

Choir News!

Choir Auditions Take On A New Twist

Due to the quarantine, auditions for our choir program will be online during the month of May this year.

Mrs. Hudson is looking for all students interested in singing in one or more of our four choirs. Liturgy and Concert choirs are non-audition choirs (great for beginners). Both Saintsational and Honors choirs require an audition. If you want to perform and develop your singing voice next year, email Mrs. Hudson to set up an online audition time in the next few weeks.

Click here to view an instructional video by Mrs. Hudson.

We hope that all interested students will accept the challenge and audition! 

NDP choral instructor Deanna Hudson was invited to New York as an instructor for the 2020 Honors Performance Series. She assisted with the students in the program, learn from master conductors, and in the process enhanced her own professional development. She was joined by three of her choir students from Notre Dame Prep; Ashton Rains, Ruby Purcell, and Frankie Keffer who were selected from a pool of applicants from all over the world. 

The trip took place from January 30 to February 2, 2020. 

Choir Photos