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Passion Beyond
an Instrument

Music Performance

Practice makes perfect.

How tired are you of hearing that? Unfortunately, it’s true. And at Loyno, we’ll push you past perfection. Our music performance program will sharpen your skills in your preferred genre as well as challenge you to become competent in others. That way, your artistic voice is not just proficient—it’s uniquely explored, informed, and realized.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Bachelor of Music

For enhancing skills and bringing them to a professional level, there’s no better way than private study.

Choose a track:


The guitar department at Loyola offers one-on-one lessons with an accomplished professor of guitar, both in jazz and classical concentrations. At the end of each semester, guitar students perform in Classical Guitar Night, where students are able to perform collaborative and solo works.

Piano + Organ

The Keyboard Department offers professional training for students seeking a career in the performance and/or teaching areas. We offer many performance opportunities throughout the year in our concert halls, where we host two Steinway concert grands and a Bössendorfer imperial grand.


The School of Music provides a strong program for string instrumentalists of all majors. Loyola string majors are consistently and quickly placed in university programs throughout the country.


For over 65 years, Loyola’s School of Music has trained vocalists to perform in major opera houses and concert halls all over the world. Within The School of Music, you’ll hone your voice, studying with Loyola’s artist faculty, who perform professionally and have extensive backgrounds in the music field.

Winds & Percussion

All wind and percussion students study privately with Loyola University faculty, who are selected from the finest musicians New Orleans has to offer and are extremely active performers and educators in local, national, and international venues.

Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Music in Music Performance (Vocal or Instrumental)

For enhancing skills and bringing them to a professional level, there’s no better way than private study.

Master of Music in Music Performance 


Minor in Music (Vocal or Instrumental)

Our minor is excellent for students with an active music background interested in continuing their studies and private lessons.

Minor in Music 



Ready for your audition?

Some programs require a prepared piece or demonstration of skills before you’re accepted. See what you’ll need to begin.

A look (and a listen).

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