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 minimum of 7 credits of Applied Music (private instruction in an instrument or voice, MU 360 and MU 361). MU 360 may only be taken once.
  • Students must take a minimum of 7.5 credits of ensembles
  • Students must take 3 additional 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 course or MU 300-level or 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:
  • DR/MU 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 minimum of 5.5 credits of Applied Music (private instruction in an instrument or voice, MU 360 and MU 361). 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 MU upper-level courses (300-level or higher)
Applied Music Lessons and Ensembles:
  • Students must take a minimum of 5.5 credits of Applied Music (private instruction in an instrument or voice, MU 360 and MU 361). MU 360 may only be taken once.
  • Students must take 6 credits of 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

  • Eleven MU three-credit courses
  • A minimum of six semesters of Applied Music (private instruction in an instrument or voice)
  • A minimum of six semesters of an ensemble
  • Four semesters of Ear Training

Music Minor

  • Two MU lower-level courses
  • Four MU upper-level courses
  • Four semesters of Applied Music (private instruction in an instrument or voice)
  • Four semesters of an ensemble
  • Two semesters of Ear Training

Questions about a Music degree at Loyola University Maryland? Contact us.

Mary Beth Akre
Faculty

Mary Beth Akre, MFA

Professor of studio arts Mary Beth Akre, MFA, is also a celebrated landscape artist

Visual & Performing Arts
A collage of drawings of the human form with various cultural modifications
Course Snapshot

Exploring Studio Arts 303: Life Drawing

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