Nancy Menk, D.M.A.


Nancy Menk, D.M.A.

Chair and Professor of Music, Mary Lou and Judd Leighton Chair in Music
  • M.M., D.M.A., College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
  • B.S., M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Nancy Menk conducts the Women’s and Collegiate Choirs at Saint Mary’s and teaches courses in conducting techniques. She loves working with women’s voices and is constantly on the lookout for interesting new music and unique performing opportunities for her choirs. An outgrowth of this interest is the publication of the Saint Mary’s College Choral Series.

She is also the founder and conductor of the South Bend Chamber Singers and serves as conductor of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus. Avid proponents of interesting and unusual programming, the Chamber Singers won the 2004 ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming, and were finalists for the prestigious Margaret Hillis Award, given annually by Chorus America, in 2000.

In February 2010 she made her fifth appearance at Carnegie Hall, conducting a sold-out performance of Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna for chorus and orchestra. Dr. Menk serves regularly as a guest conductor and choral adjudicator throughout the United States. She has conducted All-State Choirs in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, North Dakota, Delaware, and Indiana.

Areas of Expertises

  • choral music
  • conducting

Media Exposures

  • Menk on bringing 90-year-old composer's work to life -by Fox 28 - June 5, 2011 - watch it now
  • Conductor Nancy Menk discusses Madrigal Dinners -by Fox 28 - Dec 2, 2010 - watch it now

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