Thank you to all who joined us for our Sacred Concert!
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.
- 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
- Piano Lab experience in Music: Bach to Rock
Classes: *denotes honors level option
Congratulations to Amanda Schuler ‘25, who will be performing in the ILMEA All State Orchestra this weekend!
Performing Arts faculty and students traveled to Theatre Fest at Illinois State University, where they had the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops, classes, and performances! One of the highlights of the trip was the 2024 All-State Production, She Kills Monsters in which Amelie Villasenor '25 performed!
As this year comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to recap all of the MAC-TASTIC accomplishments of 2023! It was such a special year, and we are MIGHTY grateful to everyone who helped make it possible.
Congratulations to Amelie Villasenor '25, who will be performing in both the ILMEA all state chorus AND the all state theatre production! Amelie is the first student in McAuley's history to be selected for both of these prestigious performances.
You may have spotted our A Capella Choir on ABC 7 News as they continue to spread Christmas cheer during the 19th Ward Ald. Matt O'Shea's Breakfast with Santa!
Photo screenshot from ABC 7
Thank you to everyone who joined us on 99th Street for our Choral Concert, Orchestra Concert, and Brother Rice and Mother McAuley Band Concert! We love celebrating the season with you!
Get into the Christmas spirit with the Macs. Admission to all concerts is free with general admission seating!
Alumnae are invited to join us in singing the Hallelujah Chorus during the Choral Concert at 2:00pm!
The Brother Rice and Mother McAuley band invites you to join us for Mrs. B's Annual Bandcake Breakfast on Sunday, December 10th!
Congratulations to the entire company of CHICAGO on a weekend filled with show-stopping performances to a sold-out auditorium!
This morning, we honored our Macs with Merit with a ceremony and breakfast!
Last night, we welcomed over 200 families to Mother McAuley for our Open House! It was a MIGHTY great night, and we hope to see you again soon!
Happy Halloween! We had a SPOOKTACULAR time at Not So Haunted House last week. Thank you to everyone who joined us!
This annual spooktacular event hosted by our Clubs and Organizations is geared towards kids ages 2-8. Enjoy games and activities led by our students!
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
4:00 - 6:00pm
Low-sensory time to accommodate children with special needs from 3:30 - 4:00pm
$3 per child, adults are free
Join us for Open House on Thursday, November 2 from 6:00-8:00pm!
There will be presentations about academic programs, electives, athletics, financial aid, scholarships and transportation, You will also have a chance to meet students, athletes, coaches, teachers and administration.
WOW, it was a MIGHTY special morning on 99th Street! ABC 7's Terrell Brown sang Taylor Swift with Acapella, sipped Starbucks in the Kitty Mac Cafe, played volleyball with the State Champs, crowd-surfed with MacNation on our turf field, and officially became a Mighty Mac when he threw on the M costume himself.
Our girls truly showed ABC 7 what McAuley is all about, and we did it all before the sun came up!
We know McAuley women are unafraid to face challenges head on. They lead with conviction. They advocate for others with compassion. They set weighty goals and exceed their own expectations.
This Mercy Day of Giving, September 22, we are asking our alumnae, family and friends to Rise to the Challenge and help us reach our goal of raising $150,000 from 600+ donors for Mother McAuley.
This day of giving has a far-reaching impact as we continue our commitment to invest in our students.
Congratulations to Amelie Villasenor '25 who was selected for the All State Show, "She Kills Monsters!" We are so excited and proud! The All State Show rehearses over a series of weekends throughout the year and then is performed at the 2024 Theatre Festival!
Curtain Call Camp presents Moana (campers in 4th - 9th grade) and The Junglebook (campers in kindergarten - 3rd grade).
We have had so much fun with our future macs this week! On the court, in the chemistry lab, on the golf course and our very own stage! We are so happy to have you with us at MACNATION!
What a great night celebrating two Southside traditions: Mother McAuley & the Chicago White Sox!
Last week we held our Thespian Induction and One Acts Award Ceremony! Congratulations to all the new inductees and to everyone involved in this year’s One Acts!
In the last week our Chorus, Band, and Orchestra all hosted their spring concerts. Each concert displayed beautiful music and our wonderful students’ talents!
Get ready for a MACnificent summer at McAuley! With athletic camps, performing and visual art camps, and more, there is something for everyone.
Join us on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00pm for our Spring Choral Concert in the Auditorium! Tickets are $5 general admission and can be purchased online.
Over Spring Break students and teachers from our Performing Arts Department visited New York City! Every minute of the trip was filled with exploring the city, seeing shows, and sharing their music!
We had a Theatre In Our Schools month donut breakfast this morning! Students who wore a show shirt got donuts and we recognized all the amazing accomplishments of our incredible D-wing!
A special cart ride just in time for the end of Theatre In Our Schools Week. This week we celebrated Erin Curran and Ava Petrowski, who were chosen to be members of the crew for the 2023 All State Theatre Production of Shrek the Musical!
Congratulations to our second semester Macs with Merit! These students were selected by a teacher or staff member to receive this award based on their honorable character, diligent work ethic and notable contributions to the McAuley community. We are very proud of these young women!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Our Mac Melody, A Cappella and the Brother Rice Mother McAuley Band performed live this morning at the WGN Morning News St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza!
Mother McAuley's spring play, Trap, ran on March 9 and 10. Congrats to the cast and crew for a great performance!
Mac Melody competed at the Chesterton Classic Show Choir Competition and took 2nd runner up in their division! Gigi Marceille ‘24 was the overall winner in the solo competition! Congrats, Macs! We are mighty proud!
Last night, the Brother Rice and Mother McAuley Band worked with Dr. Kaminsky, the Director of Bands at VanderCook College Of Music. They had a great time taking our music making to the next level!
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Sacred Concert last night. It was so special to gather with many of our neighbors at Mercy Circle and share an evening of sacred music in the beautiful Mercy Chapel.
Congratulations Amanda Schuler ‘25 for being recognized as an All-State Selection by the Illinois Music Education Association! We celebrated this incredible accomplishment in classic Mighty Mac style with a cart ride! Amanda will be performing with the All-State Orchestra this weekend and we are MIGHTY proud!
The Mother McAuley Chorus invites you to a Sing-Along of Disney's Encanto on Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 1:00 - 3:00pm in the Mother McAuley Auditorium. Tickets are $5 per person.
The McAuley Liturgical Choir was honored to sing at the Christmas Day Mass presided by Cardinal Cupich.
View the recording
This Christmas, our very own Liturgical Choir will be joining Cardinal Cupich in celebrating Christmas Day Mass. You can watch the televised Mass this Sunday at 8a.m. on ABC!
What a special Christmas Prayer Service! Thank you to everyone for participating in this joyous occasion and making McAuley a magical place this Christmas season.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Choral Concert, Strings Concert and Brother Rice and Mother McAuley Band concert! There is no better way to get in the spirit than our Mighty Mac Christmas performances!
Join us for our Christmas performances this season! Admission to all concerts are free with general admission seating. Get into the Christmas spirit with the Macs!
All alumnae are invited to come back and sing the Hallelujah Chorus at the Choral Concert.
Congratulations to every member of this year’s all school musical production, “The Little Mermaid” on a sold out weekend of incredible performances!
It’s Opening Night for our fall musical, “The Little Mermaid!” The show opens tonight and runs through Sunday. Tickets are sold out, but you can join the waitlist.
Thank you to everyone who attended Open House! We had a great time showing you around our school and sharing the wonderful academics and activities we have to offer! We hope to see you again soon.
Mother McAuley will present The Little Mermaid on November 17-19 at 7:30pm, and November 20 at 3:00pm. We anticipate that shows will sell out - don't delay in purchasing your tickets today!
Our Mighty Macs have been busy in the city! Check out what they’ve been up to on recent field trips across the Chicagoland area, including to Bigane Pving Company Asphalt Plant, the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Lewis University Television Network, and more!
Every day at McAuley we celebrate girls. On International Day of the Girl we especially celebrate the opportunity McAuley provides for young women to become empowered leaders that change the world.
Join our performing arts faculty for a Junior High Symphony Orchestra! No experience necessary. Instruments will be provided. Students will perform with the McAuley Symphony Orchestra at the Christmas and Spring Concerts. The cost is $100, which will cover the rehearsal sessions and performance apparel.
Join the McAuley Performing Arts faculty for a FREE workshop! You are invited to participate as a cast member, stage or tech crew member, or an orchestra member. Orchestra members should bring their own instrument and all levels of experience are welcome.
Yesterday, we had such a wonderful all school ceremony celebrating the legacy of Catherine McAuley.
What a great night for celebrating two Southside traditions: Mother McAuley & the Chicago White Sox!
From Culinary Camp to Forensic Science to Curtain Call to Basketball and SO much more, we are having a blast with all our future Mighty Macs!
It's not too late to register for summer fun at Mother McAuley!
We are very excited to announce that registration is now available online for McAuley Summer Camps! From sports to art to theatre to science, we have a camp for you! There are camps available for ages K - 12!
Mac Melody competed in the Show Choir Showdown in El Paso, Illinois on Saturday, February 19. They placed 2nd in their division and 8th overall, and Lydia Long ‘22 was the overall solo champion with her performance of “On My Own.”
On February 16, internationally recognized composer and teacher, Doug Spata, joined our Intermediate Orchestra class via zoom. Mighty Macs performed "Gauntlet," one of his original works, and Doug gave them some tips and tricks and shared his inspiration and experiences from throughout his career.
Students lined the hallways to give a MIGHTY send off to seniors Sarah Heirdorn, Ally Howe, and Monica Alifantis as they are heading down state tomorrow for the All State Music Festival!