Music is a science as it engages acoustics and includes graph reading. It is mathematicl in regard to rhythm and the subdivisions of time into fractions. Music is a foreign language that also teachers history through a contest of artistic interpretation of events. Music is physical education as it requires coordination of the fingers, hands, artms, diaphragm, chest and back.

Program Goals

  • Encourage each student's giftedness.
  • Provide opportunities for students to share their God-given talents with the community.
  • Allow students to grow intellectually and aesthetically.
  • Enable students to think critically.
  • Teach students to communicate effectively.

After School Opportunities

  • Instrumental and Vocal private lessons
  • All-School Musical
  • Solo-Ensemble Contest
  • Christmas caroling in the community
  • Performance trips
  • All Catholic Band at DePaul University
  • IMEA District Auditions
  • MiniConcerts
  • Piano Lab experience in Music: Bach to Rock

Classes: *denotes honors level option

Spring Concerts

Our Performing Arts Department concluded the year by hosting their annual Spring Chorus, Strings, and Band Concerts! 

Join us for McAuley White Sox Night

The Mother McAuley Fathers' Club and Alumnae Office invite you to join us for McAuley White Sox Night on Monday, July 29! The first 500 ticket purchasers will receive an exclusive t-shirt to commemorate the event! 

Mother McAuley Mariachi Club

Our very own Mother McAuley Mariachi Club opened for the Grammy Award-Winning Rock Band, Los Lobos, at the St. Germaine Cinco De Mayo Celebration!

The Mariachi Club is one of Mother McAuley's newest student clubs, and we are MIGHTY proud of their latest accomplishment sharing a stage with Los Lobos!

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Congratulations to every member of this year’s Spring Play, "A Midsummer Night's Dream", McAuley's first ever Shakespeare production!

MMc & BR Band/Orchestra Nashville Trip

Mother McAuley & Brother Rice Band and Orchestra students traveled to Nashville over Spring Break for an incredible trip full of music.

Our Mighty Macs visited the Grand Ole Opry, recorded at RCA Studio B (the same studio used by Elvis, Dolly Parton, Chet Atkins, and so much more), performed at the National Museum of African American Music, saw Elvis Presley's Piano, and even spotted a celebrity along the way!

Southside Irish Parade

Our Mighty Macs marched in both the Southside Irish Parade and the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade during St. Patrick's Day Weekend! The parades made us proud to celebrate McAuley's Irish Heritage and the Chicago community that we've been a part of for more than 175 years. Special thanks to the BRMM Band and all of our alumnae who joined us!