Mary Catherine Levri, D.M.A. 

Director of Music 

Associate Professor of Music and Pastoral Studies 


D.M.A., M.S.M., University of Notre Dame 

M.T.S., Pontifical John Paull II Institute for Studies on Marriage & Family at the Catholic University of America 

B.A., University of Notre Dame 


Dr. Mary Catherine Levri is Associate Professor of Music and Pastoral Studies as well as Director of Music. She teaches voice, music theory and music history courses, coordinates daily liturgical music for the Seminary and provides organ accompaniment for house liturgies. She is also the director of the Sacred Music Institute, which features the Athenaeum Chorale and the Mount St. Mary’s Seminary Latin Schola in the “Music & Liturgy at the Athenaeum” annual performance series, as well as an annual summer conference on sacred music for church musicians and priests. 

In September 2022, Dr. Levri was elected president of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. She is an active member of several other professional organizations including the American Guild of Organists, and has served as an organist in a number of parishes throughout her career.  

Dr. Levri received a doctorate of musical arts in organ performance from the University of Notre Dame in 2017. Her award-winning dissertation “The Chant-based Organ Works of Anton Heiller” asserted that the organ works of Catholic composer Anton Heiller drew on the influence of an array of composers across sacred music history. Dr. Levri also holds a master’s degree in theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies in Marriage and Family.