Achievements

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

Alumnus Joshua Smith '12 finding success in New Orleans at Southern Rep Theatre

Joshua Smith

After graduating from Loyola's Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, Joshua Smith '12 joined Southern Rep Theatre as a staff member.

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Theatre Arts & Dance Alumna Gretchen Hirt making headlines with Super Bowl commercials

Gretchen Hirt '12 was featured on WVUE Fox 8 in February 2016 to discuss the best and worst Super Bowl commercials.

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Theatre Arts & Dance alumna Lauren Perry featured for work mentoring young girls in Orleans Parish

Lauren Perry

Theatre Arts & Dance alumna Lauren Perry '12 is making a difference in the lives on young girls in Orleans Parish through a non-profit, The Beautiful Foundation.

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Matt Lemmler ’90 (jazz piano) to headline a cultural exchange in Israel this month

Matt Lemmler ’90 (jazz piano), a New Orleans Steinway Artist and current instructor in the Department of Jazz Studies, will headline a cultural exchange in Israel this month

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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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