Loyola University Maryland

Department of Visual & Performing Arts

Music Learning Aims

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

  • 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
  • Stylistic literacy--the ability to recognize, analyze, and understand the genesis of the major stylistic periods
  • Instrumental literacy--the ability to perform music in an expressive and stylistically appropriate manner at a reasonably advanced level
  • Ensemble ability--the ability to work cooperatively towards a musical/interpretive goal with other musician
  • Writing skills--the ability to write cogently about music
Barnaby Nygren

Barnaby Nygren, Ph.D.

Dr. Nygren likes to get students out of the classroom and into art museums, and aims to show them how art skills are applicable—and valuable—for their future careers

Visual & Performing 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.