Loyola University Maryland

Department of Fine Arts

Music Learning Aims

Students who elect a music concentration will demonstrate a mastery in the following five areas:

  1. Aural literacy—defined as an ability to recognize the elements of musical language: pitch, rhythm, and harmony, and the ability to manipulate those elements in a coherent manner.
  2. Stylistic literacy—the ability to recognize, analyze, and understand the genesis of the major stylistic periods.
  3. Instrumental literacy—the ability to perform music in an expressive and stylistically appropriate manner at a reasonably advanced level.
  4. Ensemble ability—to work cooperatively towards a musical/interpretive goal with other musicians.
  5. Writing skills—the ability to write cogently about music.
Janet Maher, MFA
Faculty

Janet Maher, MFA

This associate professor of fine arts uses modern techniques and technology to engage students and inspire creativity

Fine Arts
A collage of drawings of the human form with various cultural modifications
Fine Arts

Exploring Studio Arts 303: Life Drawing

Students in this studio arts class examine the structure—and intellectual context—of the human anatomy.