At a Glance:
Devin Atteln -- Class of 2014
Majors - Music Performance & German
Involvement at SNC - Concert Band; Men's Choir; Phi Sigma Iota; Semester abroad in Münster, Germany
Occupation - Graduate student at University of Notre Dame
Location - South Bend, Indiana
Future plans - Upon finishing his Master’s degree, Atteln will be returning to his position as organist at the St. Norbert Abbey
“After I graduated in 2014, I worked at the Abbey (the church, not the bar) for two years as their organist and assistant director of music. In the fall of 2016, I started a graduate degree at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN. My program of study is called "Master of Sacred Music." At Notre Dame I more specifically study pipe organ, Gregorian chant, and liturgy. I've been able to study with some of the greatest organ teachers in the country, including Doug Reed and Craig Cramer. Some of my big projects at Notre Dame include traveling to Italy in the summer of 2017 to study 15th and 16th century Italian organs in Treviso, Venice, and Rome. My research interests have been focused on 10th century, pre-neume chant notation, specifically the chant manuscripts of St. Gall and the organ music of Dieterich Buxtehude.
“The Honors Program at SNC prepared me well for graduate classes. The type of open discussion and critical thinking in honors classes is the type of class discussion one experiences in graduate school. The ability to work so closely with the great professors of the SNC Honors Program helped me make connections that I still have today.”
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation, and we cannot wait to welcome you home to the St. Norbert community, Devin!