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

World War II Museum's Victory Belles

Emily Gyan a member of the World War II museum Victory Belles.

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Fulbright and MTV send Dimitri Staszewski, '14, to Mongolia for Cultural Research

Dimitri Staszewski, 2014 Loyola graduate of Music Industry Studies, has won a Fulbright Scholarship co-sponsored by MTVu to research and document the changing nomadic culture in Mongolia and the cultural force of their music.

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Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo Forces Script-to-Screen Class to Relocate to Nunemaker Hall

metallica bassist robert trujillo

Robert Trujillo, famous as bassist of multi-platinum, Grammy-winning rock band Metallica, stopped by to promote his new documentary, Jaco. Along with co-producer Johnny Pastorius, Trujillo tells the story of bassist Jaco Pastorius.

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Art and Design Departments take their annual fall trip to New York City


Each year the Art and Design departments invite majors and minors to participate in educational trips focused on the visual arts.

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Faculty Mark Grote Images & Objects exhibit opening in Albania


Professor of Art Mark Grote will exhibit in Tirana, Albania where he is currently in residency.

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Music Industry Studies Instructor Lo Faber publishes his first book on New Orleans and the transformation of early America

Lo Faber, former professor of history and currently professor of music industry studies, has published his first book, Building the Land of Dreams: New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America with Princeton University Press.

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James R. Miller III ’81 nominated to the Louisiana Association of Jazz Educators Hall of Fame


James R. Miller III ’81 (theory and composition, trombone) was nominated to the Louisiana Association of Jazz Educators Hall of Fame.

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Keith Harmeyer ’78 (music theory and composition) co-authors "SmartStorming: The Game-Changing Process for Generating Bigger, Better Ideas."


The book, which helps readers learn how to plan, brainstorm, and problem-solve creatively, is available on Amazon.

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Jaime Kelsall ’98 (music) promoted to vice president in concerts division at Agency for the Performing Arts (APA)


Jaime Kelsall ’98 (music) has been promoted to vice president in the concerts division at Agency for the Performing Arts (APA). She has been with APA for 13 years, starting while still a student at Loyola.

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Joanie Cahill ’05 (graphic design) marketing and creative director for Bona Dea


Joanie Cahill ’05 (graphic design) is the marketing and creative director for Bona Dea

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