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College of Music

DEAN: Edward J. Kvet, D.M.E., OFFICE: 165 Communications/Music Complex
ASSOCIATE DEAN AND DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES: Anthony A. DeCuir, Ph.D.

WEB PAGE: music.loyno.edu/

MISSION STATEMENT

The College of Music serves as the preeminent center of music study among all Jesuit Colleges and Universities throughout the United States and recognizes the historical role of music in the Roman Catholic Church. The College of Music offers professional and liberal arts music programs in a rigorous academic environment. Students are prepared for music professions in a manner that reflects the Jesuit ideals of truth, service, and justice. The College of Music provides the campus, region, and nation with musical activities demonstrating the university’s commitment to the arts.

ACCREDITATION

The College of Music, founded in 1932, is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The college also holds memberships in the Association of American Colleges, Jesuit Educational Association, National Catholic Educational Association, and the American Music Therapy Association. The music education curriculum is approved by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for teacher certification in the State of Louisiana. The music therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the College of Music requires every candidate to complete a satisfactory performance audition or music industry studies interview and portfolio submission, in addition to normal university admission. Candidates are required to complete the College of Music Application prior to scheduling their audition or interview on one of the published dates. Contact the College of Music for specific requirements.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The College of Music administers talent-based scholarships annually for music majors. These awards vary according to the student’s potential for continued musical and academic progress, and the performance needs of the college. Retention of a music scholarship depends on satisfactory musical and academic progress and the student’s fulfillment of performance requirements as stipulated in the scholarship contract.

Only students pursuing degrees in the following programs are eligible for music scholarship consideration: Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music Therapy, and Bachelor of Arts in Music.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND PROFICIENCIES

All B.M., B.M.E., B.M.T., and B.A. students are required to pass a music reading proficiency examination which consists of singing at sight samples of music in compound and simple meters and modulations to closely related keys. Ordinarily this examination is an integral part of the second-semester sophomore theory course.

Every candidate for a music degree must display a minimum proficiency in piano. An examination to determine such proficiency is ordinarily given at the end of the sophomore year. Students not meeting requirements by this time must continue to study piano until the required standards are met.

A senior recital is required of all bachelor of music candidates except the B.M. with Emphasis in Music Industry Studies and B.M. with Elective Studies. A junior recital is also required of all B.M. Performance candidates. Candidates for the degrees B.M.T., B.M. with Emphasis in Music Industry Studies, and B.M. with Elective Studies are required to make at least one appearance in a recital during their period of study. This appearance must show on transcripts as Junior Recital. All students must stand jury examinations each semester that they are enrolled in applied study except for the terms in which they are subject to recital juries.

Individual degree programs and departments stipulate a variety of specific proficiencies. Students must consult their advisers concerning these requirements.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY

In addition to satisfying the university graduation requirement of a 2.0 minimum cumulative grade point average, departments within the College of Music adhere to certain grade point and course requirements. The following departmental requirements apply. Students majoring in music education must earn the minimum grade of C in all music and education courses. Additional requirements and requirement of last 30 hours of coursework at Loyola are listed in this bulletin under the Department of Music Education. Music therapy majors are required to earn a minimum grade of C in all music therapy courses (MUTY).

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Music

Composition Piano Pedagogy
Guitar Performance Vocal Performance
Jazz Studies Music Theory
Orchestral Instrumental Performance Music Industry Studies
Keyboard Performance Elective Studies

Bachelor of Music Education

Bachelor of Music Therapy

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies

MINOR PROGRAMS

Ballet Music Industry Studies
Music Jazz Studies

BACHELOR OF MUSIC

Common Curriculum Requirements (College of Music)

A. Composition Cr. Hrs.  
English (ENGL T122)
3
 
B. Philosophy
 
  1. Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL T122)
3
 
  2. Philosophy elective (PHIL)
3
 
  3. Philosophy elective (PHIL)
3
 
C. Religious Studies
 
  1. Introduction to World Religions (RELS T122)
3
 
  2. Religious Studies elective (RELS)
3
 
  3. Religious Studies elective (RELS)
3
 
D. General Studies
 
  1. Social/Behavioral Sciences
 
    a. World Civilization I or II (HIST T122 or T124)
3
 
    b. One other course (history, economics, psychology, political science, communications, or sociology)
3
 
  2. Humanities/Arts
   
    a. The Emerging Self (ENGL T125)
3
    b. One other course (literature, drama, visual arts, classical humanities, or modern foreign languages)
3
  3. Natural Sciences
 
    a. One freshman-level natural science course (T122)
3
    b. One other course (biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, mathematical sciences, or physics)
3
     
TOTAL HOURS 39
 

Updated August 24, 2005