Loyola University Maryland

Department of Fine Arts

Music Degree Information

Students at Loyola may major in Fine Arts with a concentration in music, minor in music, or take music courses as electives.  Students may also participate in music activities regardless of their major or minor.

Degree Program

Students interested in majoring will major in Fine Arts, with a concentration in Music. Our graduates have gone on to teach in the public school system, continued their education in graduate schools such as Columbia University, and worked in the music industry. The program requires 11 three-credit courses plus a minimum of 6 semesters of Applied Music (Private instruction in an instrument or voice) a minimum of 6 semesters of an ensemble (Chorale, Madrigals, Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, or Classical Guitar Ensemble) and 4 semesters of Ear Training.


For those students who want to teach music, Loyola also offers a state approved Certificate granting program in Music Education. Students in this area major in Music and minor in Secondary Education. Please contact Dr. Remi Chiu for further information.

Minor in Music

Of interest to many freshmen, the Music minor requires two lower-division courses and four upper-division courses, four semesters each in Applied Music and an Ensemble plus two semesters of Ear Training. Most majors at Loyola have more than sufficient room for a minor in Music. Planning, however, is required to assure that the student’s schedule runs smoothly.

Take Music Courses Regardless of Your Major or Minor

Each semester, full credit courses are offered in Performance, Music History and Music Theory for both the interested novice and more musically experienced student.

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