Loyola University Chicago

Music

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Major in Music

Loyola’s B.A. in Music allows students to express themselves through their music, coursework, and performance opportunities. Through this program, students will gain strong performance and composition skills in a variety of settings. The B.A. in Music requires 39 hours for completion, and students interested in receiving a major or minor in music should make an appointment with Director of Music, Charles Jurgensmeier, S.J.

In addition to the B.A. in Music, Loyola offers concentrations in jazz studies and sacred music. Students looking to receive a B.A. in Music with a concentration in jazz studies will take courses in jazz improvisation, jazz music history, and jazz composition and arranging. A B.A. in Music with a concentration in sacred music prepares students to work as church music directors, and students will gain experience working with local pastors, choirs, and congregations.