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.
Ronald Pearl
Faculty

Ronald Pearl

This music professor teaches his students to intertwine creativity and entrepreneurship to become successful musicians

Fine Arts
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Academic Opportunities

Waiting in the wings

Student troupes explore the world of theatre and bring classic and contemporary works to life on Loyola's stage.