Loyola University Maryland

Department of Fine Arts

Faculty Work

Dr. Anthony Villa
Recent Compositions Performed:
Chiaroscuro (Light and Shadow) (2013)
Premiered by the Baltimore Jazz Alliance Big Band with additional performances at Cecil College, Stevenson University, Loyola University Maryland and Carroll Community College, with an accompanying broadcast and interview on WEAA (Morgan State University radio).

Five Foot Six (2008/2013)
Performed by the Baltimore Jazz Alliance Big Band with additional performances at Cecil College, Stevenson University, Loyola University Maryland and Carroll Community College. with an accompanying broadcast on WEAA (Morgan State University radio).

Last Look (2014)
Performed by the Baltimore Jazz Alliance Big Band 

Directing and Performance Work:
  • Founder and Director of the Baltimore Jazz Alliance Big Band (BJABB), an ensemble dedicated to performing works of living jazz composers
  • Director and Pianist of the Baltimore Jazz Alliance Composers Showcase
  • Pianist and director of the Anthony Villa Trio
  • Pianist with the Cold Spring Jazz Quartet
  • Pianist with the Scott Stansfield Big Band
 Dr. Remi Chiu
Assistant Professor
Recent Publications and Papers:               

“Music, Pestilence, and Two Settings of O beate Sebastiane.Early Music History 31 (2012): 153-88.

Hankinson A, Burgoyne J.A., Vigliensoni G, Porter A, Thompson J, Liu W, Chiu R, Fujinaga I. “Using Optical Music Recognition to Index Digital Document Images.” 577-582. Conference Proceedings of The 13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Porto, Portugal, October 8th-12th, 2012.

“You Have Wounded My Heart! Song of Songs, Motets, and the Wound of Desire” In The Motet Around 1500: On the Relationship of Imitation and Text Treatment? Edited by Thomas Schmidt-Beste. 533-44. Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance, Brepols: Turnhout, 2012.

Recent Conference Presentations:

The Two-Headed Nightingale and the Marketing of Grotesque Respectability” (with Dana Gorzelany-Mostak)
Society for Disability Studies Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 11-14 June 2014

From the Swedish Nightingale to the Two-Headed Nightingale: The Politics of Respectability in Mid-19th Century America” (with Dana Gorzelany-Mostak)
Women in Music Month Lecture, Westminster Choir College, Princeton NJ, 10 March 2014

Madrigals, Mithradatium, and the 1576 Plague of Milan
American Musicological Society Annual Meeting,  Pittsburgh, PA, 7-10 November 2013

A Songbook for the Plague
Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Certaldo, Italy, 4-7 July 2013
Dr. Grace Kim
Affiliate Instructor-Piano
Recent Performances:
  • Solo recital, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
  • Mozart Piano Concerto in d minor with AACC Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis, Maryland
  • Duo concert (piano & organ), Largo, Florida
  • National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Johanneskirche, Iserlohn, Germany
  • Gettysburg College
  • Washington College
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Morningside College, Iowa (with masterclass)
Dr. Clayborn Price
Director of Choral Studies
Recent Publications and Papers:

Lost in the Revival: The Sacred Choral Music of Cyril Bradley Rootham,” published in the September 2013 edition of the American Choral Directors’ Association Choral Journal

  • In 2015, Dr. Price completed his 6th year as guest faculty at the Royal School of Church Music in America Chorister Training in Charlotte, NC.
Elizabeth Hart
Affiliate Instructor-Voice
Recent Performances:
  • Works of Korngold and Weill, Baltimore
  • Adalman Recital Series, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
  • Cabaret programs of French music and Argentinian music, Baltimore


Anthology for Beginning American Singers (with Helen Strine)

Julie Kurzava
Voice Instructor
Solo Cabaret Performances:
  • Wit, Whimsy and the Gershwins
  • Finding Our Way (2014)

Ms. Kurzava has also given many performances with New Moon Theater, a professional touring theater for young audiences, both in theater and opera.

Ronald Pearl
Associate Professor, Chair
Recent compositions premiered:
The River (February 2016)
The Arabesque Duo, Philadelphia PA

(August 2015)
Duo Vitare, Jyvaskyla, Finland

Three Roads to the North
 (February, 2015)
TrioConBrio, Stuttgart, Germany

The Lullaby of Ice and Snow
(January, 2015)
EnCuerdas, Winterthur, Switzerland

Recent Recordings:
Be Not Afeard: Music from Prospero’s Island
Atlantic Guitar Quartet

My Name is Red
Zane Forshee

Recent Performances:

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Houston, TX
  • Holyoke, MA
  • Thunder, Bay Canada
  • Niebla, Chile
  • La Paz, Bolivia
  • Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Turku, Finland
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil


Peggy Sell

Peggy Sells

This 2007 graduate fuses her passion for art history with her desire to make art accessible at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas

Art History
Students holding sticks and wearing white clothes in a roman setting
Academic Opportunities

Waiting in the wings

Student troupes explore the world of theater, and gain production experience, and bring classic and contemporary works to life on Loyola's stage.