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

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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Design instructor Tom Varisco authors new photo book celebrating America's most interesting city

Tom Varisco

Tom Varisco recently published a new book, New Orleans Looking Up/New Orleans Looking Down. The book looks at the humor, resilience, strangeness, and charm that makes New Orleans so unique and memorable.

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Gerald Gillum '11 finds nationwide success as rapper 'G-Eazy'

Gillum’s widely-anticipated sophomore album, When It’s Dark Out, will ship to stores in December of 2015. The first single off of the new album, ‘Me, Myself, & I’ was released online in October, and features Bebe Rexha (who wrote Rihanna and Eminem’s hit “Monster”) on vocals.

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Kirby Voss wins New Orleans Film Festival award for Best Cinematography


"Love Me True" a film written and directed by Loyola alum Kirby Voss premiered at the New Orleans Film Festival on October 20. It won the festivals' award for Best Cinematography.

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