Music

DEAN: Donald Boomgaarden, Ph.D.
Office: Communications/Music Complex Room 165
ASSOCIATE DEAN: Anthony A. DeCuir, Ph.D.
Office: Communications/Music Complex Room 165
COORDINATORS: H. Jac McCracken- Keyboard Studies, Jean Montès- Strings, Philip Frohnmayer - Vocal Activities, Joseph Hebert Jr.- Wind and Percussion Activities, Edward McClellan- Music Education, Victoria Vega- Music Therapy, John Mahoney- Jazz Studies, William Horne- Music Theory, Alice V. Clark- Music History & Literature, Meg Hulley Frazier- Choral Activities, John Snyder- Music Industry Studies
WEB PAGE: cmfa.loyno.edu/music

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.

Admission Requirements

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In addition to normal university admission, entry to the Music programs in the College of Music and Fine Arts requires every candidate to complete a satisfactory performance audition or music industry studies interview and portfolio submission. Candidates are required to complete the College of Music and Fine Arts audition application prior to scheduling their audition or interview.

Scholarships

The College of Music and Fine Arts administers talent-based scholarships annually.  These awards vary according to the discipline of study.

Music scholarships depend on 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. Please see the College of Music and Fine Arts admissions page for scholarship consideration information and deadlines.

Performance Standards and Proficiencies

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

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 junior and senior recital is required of all bachelor of music in 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.

Additionally, students majoring in music education must earn the minimum grade of C in all music and education courses. Music therapy majors are required to earn a minimum grade of C in all music therapy courses (MUTY).

Music Undergraduate Degree Programs

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Music Education

Bachelor of Music Therapy

Bachelor of Arts 

Bachelor of Science

Music Minor Programs

 

Bachelor of Music

Common Curriculum Requirements (Music)

Only Common Curriculum Courses, designated T - Z, can be used. Honors Common Curriculum courses are designated H, e.g. ENGL H233.

A. Composition Cr. Hrs.  
English (ENGL T122) 3  
B. Philosophy    
  1. Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL T122)   3  
  2. Philosophy elective (PHIL U-Z)   3  
  3. Philosophy elective (PHIL U-Z)   3  
C. Religious Studies    
  1. Introduction to World Religions (RELS T122)   3  
  2. Religious Studies elective (RELS U-Z)   3  
  3. Religious Studies elective (RELS U-Z)   3  
D. General Studies    
  1. Social/Behavioral Sciences (T-Z)      
    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 (T-Z)      
    a. Writing About Literature (ENGL T125)   3  
    b. One other course (literature, theatre arts, visual arts, classical humanities, or modern foreign languages) *   3  
  3. Natural Sciences (T-Z)      
    a. Math (T122/A115)   3  
    b. One other course (biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, mathematical sciences, or physics) *   3  
      TOTAL HOURS 39

* Two of these courses must be labeled pre-modern period. A student may not take a common curriculum course for common curriculum credit from his or her major department.

 

Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies &
Bachelor of Arts in Music

Common Curriculum Requirements (Music)

Common Curriculum Courses are designated T - Z. Honors Common Curriculum courses are designated H, e.g. ENGL H233.

A. Composition Cr. Hrs.  
English (ENGL T122) 3  
B. Philosophy    
  1. Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL T122)   3  
  2. Philosophy elective (PHIL U-Z)   3  
  3. Philosophy elective (PHIL U-Z)   3  
C. Religious Studies    
  1. Introduction to World Religions (RELS T122)   3  
  2. Religious Studies elective (RELS U-Z)   3  
  3. Religious Studies elective (RELS U-Z)   3  
D. General Studies    
  1. Social/Behavioral Sciences (T-Z)      
    a. World Civilization I (HIST T122)   3  
    b. World Civilization II (HIST T124)   3  
    c. One other course (history, economics, psychology, political science, communications, or sociology) *   3  
  2. Humanities/Arts (T-Z)      
    a. Writing About Literature (ENGL T125)   3  
    b. One other course (literature, theatre arts, visual arts, classical humanities, or modern foreign languages) *   3  
  3. Natural Sciences (T-Z)      
    a. One freshman-level natural science course (T122)   3  
    b. Math Models (MATH T122) or Finite Math (MATH A 115)   3  
    c. One other course (biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, mathematical sciences, or physics) *   3  
  4. Free Elective *   3  
      TOTAL HOURS 48

* Two of these courses must be labeled pre-modern period. A student may not take a common curriculum course for common curriculum credit from his or her major department.