Loyola University Maryland

Department of Visual & Performing Arts

Music Degree Information

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

For students interested in teaching 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.

Catalogue Years 2022-2023 and Later

Music Major

  • MU 201 - Music Fundamentals
  • MU 202 - Class Piano
  • MU 203 - The Art of Listening or MU 204 - Western Musical Traditions
  • MU 205 - Musicianship I
  • MU 206 - Musicianship II
  • MU 302 - Structure of Music: Theory I

Two Courses from the Following:

  • DR/MU 210 - American Musical Theatre: Uptown and Down
  • DR 254 - Introduction to Theatre Design
  • DR 350 - Acting I
  • DR 361 - Voice and Movement
  • MU 300-Level or 400-Level Course
  • MU 300-Level or 400-Level Course
  • Four additional MU 300-level or 400-level electives

Applied Music Lessons and Ensembles:

  • Students must take a combination of MU 360 and MU 361 five times. MU 360 may only be taken once.
  • Students must take 5 ensembles
  • Students must take an additional three credits of lessons, ensembles, or DR 375 (with permission of the department chair)

Comprehensive Concentration

  • DR 254 - Introduction to Theatre Design
  • Four Theatre Practicums (DR 275)
  • DR 350 - Acting I
  • DR 375 - Evergreen Players Production
  • MU 201 - Music Fundamentals
  • MU 202 - Class Piano
  • MU 203 - The Art of Listening or
  • MU 204 - Western Musical Traditions
  • MU 205 - Musicianship I
  • MU 206 - Musicianship II
  • MU 302 - Structure of Music: Theory I
  • DR 300-Level Course
  • Two MU 300-Level or 400-Level Courses
  • One additional DR 300-level or MU 300-Level or MU 400-Level Course

One Course from the Following:

  • DR 301 - Improvisation
  • DR 354 - Acting II
  • DR 361 - Voice and Movement
  • DR 363 - Special Topics in Performance

One Course from the Following:

  • MU 210 - American Musical Theatre: Uptown and Down
  • DR 210 - American Musical Theatre: Uptown and Down
  • DR 250 - Introduction to Theatre History
  • DR 362 - Special Topics in Dramatic History/Literature
  • DR 370 - Queer Theatre and Film
  • MU 300-Level or 400-Level Course

Applied Music Lessons:

  • Students must take a combination of MU 360 and MU 361 four times. MU 360 may only be taken once.

Music Minor

  • MU 201 - Music Fundamentals
  • MU 202 - Class Piano
  • MU 203 - The Art of Listening or
  • MU 204 - Western Musical Traditions
  • MU 205 - Musicianship I
  • MU 206 - Musicianship II
  • MU 302 - Structure of Music: Theory I
  • Two upper-level courses (300-level or higher)

Applied Music Lessons:

  • Students must take a combination of 5.5 credits or 4 courses of MU 360 and MU 361. MU 360 may only be taken once.

Music Ensembles:

  • Students are required to complete 6 credits of Music Ensembles. 1.5 credits of Ensembles may be fulfilled by participation in a musical theatre production (DR 375) by permission of the department chair.

Catalogue Years 2021-2022 and Earlier

Music Major

  • 11 three-credit courses
  • A minimum of 6 semesters of Applied Music (private instruction in an instrument or voice)
  • A minimum of 6 semesters of an ensemble (Concert Choir, Cantorei, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Chamber Ensemble, or Steel Pan Ensemble)
  • 4 semesters of Ear Training

Music Minor

  • 2 lower-division courses
  • 4 upper-division courses
  • 4 semesters of Applied Music (private instruction in an instrument or voice)
  • 4 semesters of an ensemble (Concert Choir, Cantorei, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Chamber Ensemble, or Steel Pan Ensemble)
  • 2 semesters of Ear Training

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