Achievements

Bryan Hymel '01 wins prestigious Metropolitan Opera award

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The Metropolitan Opera bestowed its prestigious Beverly Sills Award upon Loyola University New Orleans alumnus Bryan Hymel ’01 Monday, March 25. The $50,000 prize, named after the late American artist, annually recognizes a vocalist age 25 to 40 who has appeared in a featured role at the Met.

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Rev. Seán “Brett” Duggan ’77 returns to debut Loyola's new Steinway grand piano

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Rev. Seán “Brett” Duggan ’77—an internationally renowned pianist and acclaimed expert on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach—returned to Loyola University New Orleans to perform Bach’s masterpiece, “The Art of Fugue.”

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Gregory Agid ’09 (music), nominated as New Orleans’ Best Clarinetist by Off Beat Magazine

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Gregory Agid ’09 (music), Kenner, La., nominated as New Orleans’ Best Clarinetist by Off Beat Magazine.

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Alana Seaton, M.M.T. '02, board certified music therapist, hired by Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

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The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the hiring of Music Therapist Alana Dellatan Seaton. Beginning February 14, 2013 her duties will include creating patient music therapy plans and working with musicians as part of the KSO’s award-winning Music & Wellness program.

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Dennis Elliott ’86 releases new album

Dennis Elliott ’86 (jazz studies – violin), Richmond, Va., released a new album.

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Jazz Band performs at international conference, completes multi-city tour

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he Jazz Band at Loyola University New Orleans, under the direction of Coordinator of Jazz Studies John Mahoney, performed at the fourth annual Jazz Education Network conference in Atlanta, Ga., earlier this month. The group’s concert was one of more than 80 performances at the conference.

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Design and Music Faculty recognized and honored at convocation

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Several members of the campus community received awards and recognition during the Loyola University New Orleans' Spring 2013 President's Convocation for faculty and staff on Jan. 11.

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John Gros ’89, and his band, Papa Grows Funk, will go on indefinite hiatus after successful 13 year run

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Over its 13 years, Papa Grows Funk has toured extensively (even as far as Japan) and recorded a total of five live and studio albums.

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Jazz coordinator John Mahoney performs in Rochester, N.Y.

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John Mahoney, coordinator of jazz studies and instrumental music at Loyola University New Orleans, recently attended and performed at the Eastman School of Music Reunion and Tribute for conductor and trombonist Rayburn Wright in Rochester, N.Y.

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Bryan Hymel '01 saves the day with smashing Metropolitan Opera debut!

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Bryan Hymel ’01 (performance), Metairie, La., made his debut with the Met on Dec. 26 as a last-minute replacement, singing the daunting role of Aeneas in Berlioz’ epic opera, Les Troyens.

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