Loyola University Maryland

Department of Visual & Performing Arts

Music Faculty

Faculty
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Remi Chiu, Ph.D.
Music Program Director
Associate Professor of Music

Ph.D., McGill University
Office: College Center W035B
rchiu@loyola.edu

Dr. Remi Chiu is a musicologist specializing in Renaissance music and the history of medicine. He is the author of Plague and Music in the Renaissance (Cambridge University Press), which examines the role of music and music-making in the medical, spiritual, and civic strategies for combating pestilence. His research into the music of past epidemics has yielded some unexpected insights into music-making under COVID-19, some of which have been featured in the press (The Guardian, NPR, among others). Dr. Chiu’s latest research focuses on the role of music in popular (quasi-) scientific entertainments at the turn of the twentieth century, such as the medicine show and the freakshow. Learn more about Dr. Chiu's research activity.

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Clay Price, DMA
Director of Choral Studies
Affiliate Instructor of Music
DMA, University of South Carolina; M.M., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; B.M., Belmont University
Office: College Center W035C
cprice1@loyola.edu

Teaching Areas: Concert Choir; Cantorei; Conducting Methods; Orchestration and Arranging; Core Music Courses
Research Interests: Anglican Revival Period; Baroque Oratorio

Ensemble Directors
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Barry Dove
Steel Pan Ensemble Director
M.M., Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
BDJQdove@aol.com

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David LaVorgna
Chamber Ensemble Director
M.M., San Francisco Conservatory of Music
dlavorgna@loyola.edu

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Mark St. Pierre
Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo Director
M.S., Towson University; B.S. Towson University
mastpierre@loyola.edu

Affiliate Faculty
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Grace Eun Hae Kim, DMA
Affiliate Professor of Music
DMA, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
ehkim@loyola.edu

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Kathryn Locke
Affiliate Instructor of Music
BMED, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Office: College Center W035D
kblocke@loyola.edu

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Lisa Perry, DMA
Affiliate Instructor of Music
DMA, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Office: College Center W035D
lperry1@loyola.edu

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Michael Rickelton, DMA
Affiliate Instructor of Music
DMA, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
mrickelton@loyola.edu

Professors Emeriti
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Ronald Pearl
Professor Emeritus of Music
M.M., Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins
rpearl@loyola.edu

Teaching Areas: Guitar Studies, Music History, Music Theory

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Anthony D. Villa, DMA
Professor Emeritus of Music
DMA, University of Maryland
avilla@loyola.edu
arditomusic.com

Dr. Anthony D. Villa is an active jazz musician performing regularly with his trio, the Anthony Villa Trio, and as the pianist with the Melting Pot Big Band, the Blue Big Band, and the Cold Spring Jazz Quartet. The Washington Post has praised his work as "the rare piece that sounds fresh while hinting at the near past" and as "deserv[ing] a lasting place in the musical firmament."

Private Lesson Instructors

  • Bass: Shawn Simon
  • Cello: Ismar Gomez
  • Clarinet: Lionel Lyles
  • Flute: David LaVorgna
  • Guitar: Damon Foreman
  • Oboe: Sandra Lisicky
  • Percussion: Barry Dove
  • Piano: Dr. Grace Eun Hae Kim, Kathryn Locke, Dr. Anthony Villa (jazz piano)
  • Saxophone: Lionel Lyles
  • Trumpet: Justin Nurin
  • Trombone: Nick Mazziott
  • Voice: Julie Kurzava
  • Violin/Viola: Cathleen Jeffcoat

Natka Bianchini
Faculty

Natka Bianchini, Ph.D.

A professor of theatre, Dr. Bianchini helps students discover what ignites their passion

Fine Arts
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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.