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Passion Beyond
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Instrumental Performance

Practice makes perfect.

How tired are you of hearing that? Unfortunately, it’s true. And at Loyola, we’ll push you past perfection. Our music performance program will sharpen your skills in your preferred genre as well as challenge you to become competent in others. That way, your artistic voice is not just proficient—it’s uniquely explored, informed, and realized.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance

The guitar department at Loyola offers one-on-one lessons with an accomplished professor of guitar, both in jazz and classical concentrations. At the end of each semester, guitar students perform in Classical Guitar Night, where students are able to perform collaborative and solo works.


Bachelor of Music in Orchestral Instrument Performance (Winds + Percussion)

All wind and percussion students study privately with Loyola University faculty, who are selected from the finest musicians New Orleans has to offer and are extremely active performers and educators in local, national, and international venues.

Winds + Percussion

Bachelor of Music in Keyboard Performance (Piano + Organ)

The Keyboard Department offers professional training for students seeking a career in the performance and/or teaching areas. We offer many performance opportunities throughout the year in our concert halls, where we host two Steinway concert grands and a Bössendorfer imperial grand.

Piano + Organ

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies

Our students have the opportunity to perform their craft in a city known worldwide for it. A favorite stop for Grammy-winning musicians, Loyno is your first step toward becoming one of the greats.

Jazz Studies

Bachelor of Music in Composition

We strongly emphasize the development of fundamental tools but also make courses available in analog and digital synthesis, recording technologies, jazz composition, and songwriting.

Music Composition

Music Industry Studies

This degree is designed to immerse you in the world of the music industry from your very first semester.

Music Industry Studies


Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Music in Music Performance (Vocal or Instrumental)

For enhancing skills and bringing them to a professional level, there’s no better way than private study.

Master of Music in Music Performance 


Minor in Music (Vocal or Instrumental)

Our minor is excellent for students with an active music background interested in continuing their studies and private lessons.

Minor in Music 

Elective Studies

In addition to intensive study in music theory, music history, and solo and ensemble performance, students in this program complete a minor, or even a second major in another field. This can prepare you for a career in music—but it also offers you the flexibility to go onto medical and law school.

Bachelor of Arts in Music Requirements

Bachelor of Music - Elective Studies

Ready for your audition?

Some programs require a prepared piece or demonstration of skills before you’re accepted. See what you’ll need to begin.

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Music Education

A music teacher possesses a love of music and the desire to help others experience that connection.

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Music Therapy

What better way is there to impact the world with your artistic vision than to use that healing power to help another person?