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Choir is offered as an elective and is preferably taken both semesters. Students perform at a number of school events, competitions and special celebrations in the greater community. 

Bella Voce

This treble (Sopranos/Altos only) chorus is open to female students of all grade levels and experience. Bella Voce performs repertoire from all choral genres, and performs at various school events and performances throughout the year, including Coffee House, our all-school variety show. This choir also takes part in the out-of-state tour each year, joining with the Saints Chorale regularly throughout the year for performances.

No audition is necessary for this ensemble, so please contact Mr. Heyde if you’d like to learn more about being a part of Bella Voce. 

Bella Voce "Beautiful Voice" is our beginner choir.

Saints Chorale

The NDP Saints Chorale is an auditioned, mixed choir of students in all grade levels that performs advanced choral literature of all genres. This 30+ member ensemble performs throughout the year at various school events and musical performances, takes part in the Jazz/Madrigal Festival in Flagstaff, AZ and also goes on an out-of-state tour each year. The most recent tour included a performance at Christ Cathedral (formerly Crystal Cathedral) as part of the Choirs of America Festival in Anaheim, CA.

This our advanced choir.


Robert Heyde is the choral director at Notre Dame Prep as well as an active performer and conductor around the Phoenix valley. He served as the choral director at Scottsdale Prep for many years. Mr. Heyde is also the choral director at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Parish, where he has served in the musical department since 2011.

He has performed various operatic and concert roles through Saint Barnabas, the Phoenix Chorale, North Valley Chorale, Solis Camerata and Arizona State University. Mr. Heyde has served as a regional choral chair for the Arizona Music Educators Association, enjoys coaching his sons in Little League baseball and resides in Cave Creek with his wife, Stephanie, and their three young boys, Andrew, Beckham and Hudson.

Mr. Heyde is excited to build our choir program and he invites all men and women interested in vocal performance to reach out to him at

Choir News!

  • Senior Lucia Wallen made the All-State Show Choir for the third time in her high school career, one of just 6 students in the entire state of Arizona to have made that group three consecutive years. She represented NDP at the All-State Show Choir Festival in early February, held at Mountain View High School.

Senior Lucia Wallen, front and center, performs with the top choir students in the State at the All-State Show Choir Festival 2024!

  • Senior Josh Bonnie and junior Julia Kelly were selected for the All-Region Choir and participated in the All-Region Music Festival held at Camelback High School on February 16-17. This was Josh’s third year to make the All-Region Choir and Julia’s first selection in the soprano section.

    Mr. Heyde, left, accompanied senior Josh Bonnie and junior Juila Kelly to the All-Region Music Festival in February, 2024. 

  • NDP chior members are heading to New York from March 20-22. Stay tuned for an update! 

2023-24 Christmas Concert with Saints Chorale