The student, faculty, and alumni achievements and research listed below showcase the best of the College of Music and Fine Arts.

Loyola Opera welcomes new director and stages production by Ravel

The Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts recently announced Carol Rausch as the new director of Loyola Opera Theatre.

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Loyola theatre's 'The Scene' gets nominated for Big Easy Award


“The Scene,” produced by Loyola University New Orleans’ Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, has been nominated for a Big Easy Entertainment Award in the category of Best University Production.

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Music Industry Studies chair leads successful non-profit

John Snyder is President and Founder of Artists House Foundation, an educational 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, founded in 2002 with the mission of “helping musicians and music entrepreneurs create sustainable careers.”

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Vocal performance student wins prestigious competition

David Castillo

Loyola University New Orleans student David Castillo won first prize in March 2010 in the Stewart Brady Competition for Young Artists sponsored by the Y.E.S. Foundation for the Arts of San Francisco, Calif.

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Theatre Arts alum currently managing a comedy group in New Orleans

Kristi Jacobs, '05, currently manages the comedy group Stupid Time Machine in New Orleans, LA.; Their latest show, Love in the Time of Swine Flu, has been accepted into The New York International Fringe Festival Summer 2010.

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Music alumnus working as successful band leader with Galactic

Stanton Moore

Stanton Moore, '94, is band leader for Galactic, Moore and More, and Garage a Trois. Moore was a featured artist in Modern Drummer magazine in July 2008. He is also a contributing columnist for Drum! Magazine.

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Music students help New Orleans high school bands

Loyola music students work with Brassroots Program

Loyola students involved in the Brassroots Program volunteer on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons to help teach music to band members at Sophie Wright Middle School by offering private lessons and sectional rehearsals.

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Graphic Design student wins award

Loyola University New Orleans graphic design senior Eliza Schulze won the AIGA Louisiana Collegiate Award and Disaster Preparedness Competition. Schulze was announced as a winner at the AIGA's Birthday Bash on Saturday, January 31, 2008 at the Musee Conti Wax Museum in the French Quarter.

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Visual Arts student commissioned to produce artwork for downtown New Orleans

Visual arts junior Caitlin Clifford was commissioned to produce artwork for the New Orleans Downtown Development District's "Artification" project. The project, an endeavor with the Regional Transit Authority, has turned 14 city transit shelters into an outdoor gallery of contemporary art.

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Music students participate in summer music festival

Indiana University Summer Music Festival

Five Haitian students from Loyola's College of Music and Fine Arts spent the summer in Bloomington, Ind., where they participated in the Indiana University Summer Music Festival.

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