Achievements

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

Karen Barbalich Smith '79 (piano pedagogy), director of the Loyola Preparatory Arts Program, awarded scholarship

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Karen Barbalich Smith '79 (piano pedagogy), director of the Loyola Preparatory Arts Program, was awarded a scholarship by the National Piano Foundation and the NAMM Foundation.

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Professor Mark Grote will be exhibiting his “Sculpture Cakes” at the nationally acclaimed juried exhibition “Artfields”

Professor Mark Grote will be exhibiting his “Sculpture Cakes” at the nationally acclaimed juried exhibition “Artfields” in Lake City, South Carolina from March 23rd to May 2nd 2016.

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Michael Brothers ’87 (music performance and percussion) released his first album as a leader

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Michael Brothers ’87 (music performance and percussion) released his first album as a leader on Jan. 4, 2016, on the Girod Record label.

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School of Music students Excel in National Trumpet Competition

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The School of Music traveled to Columbus, Georgia for the semi-final and final rounds of the 2016 National Trumpet Competition.

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Two Studio Art majors receive grants and exhibit their artwork in the Danna Center gallery

Each year Art major juniors compete for the Scully grant or the Mark Grote Special Project Grant.

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New Orleans Opera's performance of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking proudly showcased Loyola faculty, staff, and alumni

Carol Rausch

The opera, composed in 2000 and based on the 1993 novel by Sister Helen Prejean, was directed by Loyola's College of Music and Fine Arts Director of Opera Carol Rausch.

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Music Industry Studies junior is one of 12 students in the U.S. selected for national leadership fellowship by Phi Kappa Psi Foundation

Kyle Chase

Kyle Chase, Music Industry Studies junior, is one of only 12 members of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity (Phi Psi) in the U.S. to win the annual Phi Kappa Psi Foundation’s American Leadership Academy Fellowship award.

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Music Therapy Program Director featured in Louisiana’s Health & Fitness Magazine

Joy Allen, faculty director and coordinator of music therapy

Professor Joy Allen, faculty director and coordinator of Loyola's music therapy program, was recently interviewed by Louisiana's Health & Fitness Magazine about Loyola's music therapy program, the therapeutic nature of music, and the role of music in society.

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David Pryor ’89 (music education) named director of music at St. Michael Catholic High School

David Pryor ’89 (music education) has been named director of music at St. Michael Catholic High School, which will open in August of this year in Daphne, Ala.

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Christilisa “Missy” Gilmore ’10 (music industry studies) founds "Travel’s Tune," a boutique music travel agency

Christilisa “Missy” Gilmore ’10 (music industry studies) has just started her own business, Travel’s Tune, a boutique music travel agency specializing in one-of-a-kind New Orleans music vacation experiences.

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