University of Notre Dame

Carl Hager Papers


Origination : Hager, Carl
Extent : 1 linear foot
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

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Sent by Rev. Chris Kuhn, CSC, Province Archivist, Congregation of Holy Cross United States Province.

Preferred Citation

Carl Hager Papers (HGR), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Musical compositions by Carl Hager, including works for string quartet, orchestra, three male voices, solo voice and guitar, solo voice and string quartet, organ, piano, and classical guitar.


Carl Hager, a native of Plymouth, Indiana, started studying at Holy Cross Seminary in 1927 and graduated from Notre Dame in 1935. Ordained a priest in Notre Dame's Sacred Heart Church on the 24th of June, 1939, he served as a graduate assistant in the Music Department, 1939-1941, while he studied for his M.A. in English. He then served as an instructor in the English Department and earned a M.Mus. degree from Depaul University in Chicago. He joined the faculty of the Music Department at Notre Dame in 1947 and became head of the department in 1955. While he was head of the department Notre Dame offered a new program in music education, offering Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, and Music Master's degrees. Father Hager composed both instrumental and vocal works, chamber music and choral music, cantatas and Masses. Father Hager is listed in some records as "G. Carl Hager," but always identified himself as "Carl Hager" on his compositions and on personnel forms.


Hager, Carl
Hager, G. Carl
University of Notre Dame. Department of Music.
Vocal music
Guitar music
Piano music
Organ music
String quartets