Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Applied Music

Applied Music: Information & Applications

Loyola's Music Program offers the opportunity to take applied lessons with our highly regarded instructors who have performed and taught in Chicago, across the United States, and in many countries across the world.  Applied Music is a one unit course offering private lessons in bassoon, cello, clarinet, double bass, drum set, flute, guitar, harp, horn, oboe, organ, percussion, piano, saxophone, trombone/low brass, trumpet, viola, violin, and voice. The courses are offered during the fall and the spring semesters. Enrollment is limited.

Admission to applied music is achieved by either passing a jury exam for current students, or by audition for new students. Prospective students should submit the application by the due date and audition in order to be enrolled in Applied Music. Two auditions for new students will take place during each semester for the following term. For the audition, students should be prepared to perform one selection of music that demonstrates their musicianship and technical achievement. The following are the guidelines for the applicants. Please read the descriptions and choose the appropriate category.

  • Re-Enrolling Student Guidelines: Click here if you are currently enrolled in applied lessons and would like to re-enroll for next semester. If you missed a semester, please follow the new student guidelines.
  • New Student Guidelines: Click here if you are a currently enrolled student at Loyola and you want to take applied music lessons.
  • Incoming Freshman/Transfer Student Guidelines: Click here if you are an incoming freshman or transfer student that has not yet started classes at Loyola and want to take applied lessons next semester.
  • Honors Recital Dates


Auditions for Applied Music Fall 2014 will be held during the following orientation sessions this summer and held in Mundelein 1015:

  • June 27 @ 1:30 PM
  • July 11 @1:30 PM
  • August 21 @ 1:30 PM

If you are unable to meet any of these audition dates, there will be another audition on August 25 from 4-5 PM in Mundelein 1015. Prior to auditioning, students must submit an application for Applied Music to music-info@luc.edu.


Applied Music Juries Spring '14


Spring '14


4/26/14   1pm-4pm  

Music Hall


4/25/14    9am-3pm 

Music Hall

Percussion/Drum Set

4/22/14    1pm-4pm

MC 170


4/22/14   1pm-4pm

MC 1111

Organ/Classical Guitar

4/23/14   3pm-5pm

Madonna della Strada


4/27/14  7:30pm-9:30pm

Music Hall


Trumpet/Jazz Guitar/Bass

4/21/14   12pm-9pm

MC 1015