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:

Loyola Students Perform at the House of Blues

Pop/Com students perform at the House of Blues

Pop and Commercial Music student ensembles perform to a packed audience at the New Orleans House of Blues

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Wolf Pack performs at 2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival


Festival audiences heard the call of the Wolf Pack as Loyola University New Orleans students, faculty, staff, and alumni continued a longstanding tradition of performing at the New Orleans Heritage & Jazz Festival.

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Daniel F. Castro ’11 (guitar performance/music industry studies) recieves award from Phi Beta Kappa Alumni


Daniel F. Castro ’11 (guitar performance/music industry studies) recieves International Scholarship Award from Phi Beta Kappa Alumni

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Music Industry Studies junior is one of 12 students in the U.S. selected for national leadership fellowship by Phi Kappa Psi Foundation

Kyle Chase

Kyle Chase, Music Industry Studies junior, is one of only 12 members of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity (Phi Psi) in the U.S. to win the annual Phi Kappa Psi Foundation’s American Leadership Academy Fellowship award.

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Christilisa “Missy” Gilmore ’10 (music industry studies) founds "Travel’s Tune," a boutique music travel agency

Christilisa “Missy” Gilmore ’10 (music industry studies) has just started her own business, Travel’s Tune, a boutique music travel agency specializing in one-of-a-kind New Orleans music vacation experiences.

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Scott Maher ’14 (music industry studies) recently accepted into the Peace Corps

Scott Maher ’14 (music industry studies) was recently accepted into the Peace Corps and will begin his work in Cambodia this summer.

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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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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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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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