For over a century, Holy Names Music Center has been the training ground for some of the Inland Northwest’s most successful musicians. Our alumni, a testament to our commitment to excellence in music education, have made significant strides in the musical world. It is with immense pride that we share their inspiring journeys with you.

If you’re an alumnus of Holy Names and want to share how our institution has impacted your life and career, we encourage you to reach out. Please email your experiences, achievements, and reflections to

For those who were fortunate to receive scholarships from Holy Names, we’re eager to hear how this opportunity facilitated your musical education. We invite you to share the knowledge and skills you’ve gained as a result of our scholarship program. Moreover, we would appreciate a brief statement on how our mission, built on care and generosity, has shaped your journey in the world of music.

Join our growing community of alumni who continue to make Holy Names Music Center a cherished home for aspiring musicians. Let’s celebrate music, together!

Honorary Chairman of the Board

Thomas Hampson, Baritone


World-renowned baritone Thomas Hampson honed his remarkable vocal talent at the Holy Names Music Center under the tutelage of Sr. Marietta Coyle. Raised in Spokane, Washington, Hampson’s singing career spans operas, musicals, oratorios, and recitals, showcasing his unique versatility and unmatched ability. With more than 170 albums to his credit, his discography includes GRAMMY-winning works and acclaimed performances in over 80 operatic roles.

The 2022/2023 season finds Hampson gracing concert stages worldwide, including performances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and several engagements in the esteemed Mahler Festival Leipzig. His chamber music projects and recital performances continue to amaze audiences from Amsterdam to Stuttgart.

Hampson’s passion for sharing his knowledge extends to his roles as honorary professor of Philosophy at the University of Heidelberg and honorary member of London’s Royal Academy of Music. As the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Lied Academy Heidelberg, he works tirelessly to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding through song.

As an alumnus and Honorary Chairman of the Board at Holy Names Music Center, Thomas Hampson exemplifies the exceptional talent and dedication our institution nurtures.

You can find his extensive discography at: