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


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