Achievements

The Department of Music Industry Studies is proud of the achievements and research of its students, faculty, and staff. Explore some of our accomplishments below:

Dimitri Staszewski: Mongolian Research Scholar

Dimitri Staszewski is a Fulbright Scholar and has spent much of his post-graduation in Mongolia, where he continues to build on his undergraduate honors thesis research.

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Alexcia Plummer '10: World Traveler, Lawyer, Musician

After graduating from Loyola in 2010, Alexcia lived abroad in South Korea, teaching English as a second language for one year.

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Flor Serna: Founder of Electric Girls

In response to the male-dominated audio engineering field, Flor founded Electric Girls, a non-profit dedicated to educating and empowering women to become fearless and skilled leaders in electronics, audio, programming, and design.

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Jason Root: Sony Music A&R and Nationally Touring Drummer

Currently in his sixth year with Sony Music Entertainment’s A&R department in Nashville, Jason also performs with many national acts as a live and studio drummer.

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Andrew Goodwin: CID Entertainment Manager and Nonprofit Sponsor

Andrew currently works for CID Entertainment in a variety of management roles, including ticketing, credentials, transportation, and VIP concierge.

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Jimmy Elcock: Nationally Touring Drummer and Bandleader

Jimmy knew he was hooked on music for life after an opportunity to play with the Blue Man Group on a unique PVC-based instrument of his own design.

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Instructor Mia Borders Profiled in Offbeat Magazine

Instructor Mia Borders was recently profiled in New Orleans’ Offbeat Magazine, which covered her recent performance at New Orleans’ world-famous Jazz and Heritage Festival, her style and influences, and growing up in Uptown New Orleans.

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Vocal Instructor Eboneé Davis and OperaCreole Featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition

As principal soprano and board member of the New Orleans opera company OperaCreole, FAMIS vocal instructor Eboneé Davis was recently mentioned in a profile on NPR’s Weekend Edition

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Scott Billington-Produced Record Wins BMA Blues Record of the Year

Bobby Rush’s Grammy®-winning 2017 album Porcupine Meat, produced by Loyola’s own Scott Billington, chalked up another win for Album of the Year at the 38th annual Blues Music Awards.

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Sweet Crude Headlines Student-Produced Fools Fest

The live music extravaganza included a student organization showcase featuring field day games, classic carnival games, arts and crafts, international food tastings, and more family-friendly activities.

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