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

faculty Achievements + Research

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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alumni Achievements + Research

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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