Loyola University Maryland

Department of Visual & Performing Arts

Music Faculty

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Remi Chiu, Ph.D.
Music Program Coordinator
Associate Professor of Music

Ph.D., McGill University
Office: College Center W035B

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

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

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David LaVorgna
Chamber Ensemble Director
M.M., San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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

Affiliate Faculty
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Barry Caudill
Affiliate Instructor of Music
B.S., University of Phoenix

Barry Caudill is a 23-year veteran of the computer and video gaming industry, starting as a tester at the original Microprose studio in Hunt Valley, MD and culminating as Director of Gameplay Development at Firaxis Games. Throughout that time, he managed numerous departments including audio, testing, writing, game design, and production. He is also a lifetime recording and performing musician in jazz, pop, rock and funk. He is currently working with Crack the Sky, Technicolor Motor Home, The Speakers Of the House, Honest Lee Soul, and two big bands - The Melting Pot and The Don Arnold Big Band.

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Grace Eun Hae Kim, DMA
Affiliate Instructor of Music
DMA, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University; MM, The Juilliard School
Office: College Center W035D

Praised for pianism “hypnotic from the first note to the last note” by Die Rheinpfalz (Germany), Grace Eun Hae Kim has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, appearing in venues including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center, and Taiwan National Concert Hall. Kim currently teaches piano at Loyola University Maryland and chamber music at Georgetown University.

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Kathryn Locke
Affiliate Instructor of Music
BMED, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University
Office: College Center W035D

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Michael Rickelton, DMA
Affiliate Instructor of Music
DMA, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University

Michael Rickelton is a composer of “extremely attractive and thoughtfully shaped” music (Music Web International). Composer Lori Laitman described Michael as having “a great and clear gift for writing for the voice.” The inspiration for his work encompasses poetry, prose, visual arts, and diverse musical influences from Hässler to Nine Inch Nails. Recordings of Michael’s music have been released by Albany, Delos, and Petrichor Records. In addition to his faculties positions, he co-organizes Go Compose North America, an organization offering online workshops and opportunities for young composers.

Professors Emeriti
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Ronald Pearl
Professor Emeritus of Music
M.M., Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University

Teaching Areas: Guitar Studies, Music History, Music Theory

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Anthony D. Villa, DMA
Professor Emeritus of Music
DMA, University of Maryland

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

  • Flute: David LaVorgna
  • French Horn: Clinton Soisson
  • Guitar and Bass Guitar: Caleb Bailey
  • Percussion: Barry Dove
  • Piano: Tsveta Dabova
  • Violin and Viola: Cathleen Jeffcoat
  • Voice: Julie Kurzava
Don't see your instrument listed? Contact Dr. Price (cprice1@loyola.edu) to request an instructor for your instrument!

Patrick King

2005 graduate applies his education in fine arts-theatre as an actor and professional stuntman

Fine Arts
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Course Snapshot

Exploring Studio Arts 303: Life Drawing

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