Kurt Poterack, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Music

Director, Christendom College Choir and Schola Gregoriana
Coordinator, Beato Fra Angelico Fine Arts Program


Contact Information:

Kurt Poterack, Ph.D.
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630


B.M.E., Aquinas College
M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University

Classes Taught

  • The Theology of Worship and Its Music
  • Music History
  • History of Music in Western Civilization,
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Choir
  • Palestrina Choir


Watching classic movies (especially Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn), and making prank calls in Latin.

Areas of expertise

I am a composer, so I don’t so much research as create new things, although, as a choral director I do specialize in Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony.

Selected Scholarship

Sacred Music (N.B. a quarterly journal of Catholic liturgical music which Dr. Poterack edits)

Professional Affiliations

Church Music Association of America

American Choral Directors Association


Christendom College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
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