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Welcome to the School of Music

Be a part of something bigger

Be a part of a unique conservatory, where professional musicians are trained in a rich academic environment, and where you can roam the halls and converse with GRAMMY® Award winners and internationally renowned musicians.

Find yourself involved in the New Orleans Jazz Festival or the Voodoo Music Experience festival. Perform with one of the finest College orchestras, wind ensembles, or jazz bands in America.  Sing a major role with Loyola’s opera theatre, or learn the ins and outs of the music industry business. It's all here at your fingertips.

Who Are We?

The School of Music is an academic community made up of artists, scholars, practitioners and students who believe in the transformative power of the arts and who are dedicated to the education of the whole person in the Ignatian tradition.

Our Vision

Loyola seeks to be a leader, not only among the Jesuit colleges and universities in North America, but also among universities offering programs in the fine and performing arts.

In pursuit of this goal we have attracted a faculty who are national leaders in their fields, who offer our students a professional education in music within a broader academic environment deeply informed by the liberal arts tradition and recognized for its excellence, rigor and innovation. Loyola is recognized nationally not only for the artistic and academic quality of our students and alumni, but also for their social and spiritual engagement.

We recruit students who are both artistically talented and intellectually curious and who seek an education that fosters development of the entire mind and spirit. Whether our students go on to careers in the arts or use their study as a springboard to other professions, they carry with them the creativity and discipline necessary for artistic endeavor, linked with the critical judgment that is at the heart of liberal education and the Jesuit value of a life lived with and for others.

student Achievements + Research

Bryan Hymel ’01 (performance) will be singing with the New Orleans Opera in Bizet’s Carmen.

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Bryan Hymel ’01 (performance) will be singing with the New Orleans Opera on Oct. 10-12 in Bizet’s Carmen. Hymel also will return to his alma mater on Oct. 18 for a free public masterclass.

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faculty Achievements + Research

Loyola names new associate dean for College of Music and Fine Arts

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Loyola University New Orleans announced Victoria Policastro Vega, M.M.T. ’84, Ph.D., as the new associate dean for the College of Music and Fine Arts and director of the School of Music.

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alumni Achievements + Research

Agnes Wan, M.M. ’00, M.M.T. ’01, received the honorary designation of Steinway Artist

Agnes Wan, M.M. ’00, M.M.T. ’01, received the honorary designation of Steinway Artist in September 2013.

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