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
Anna DeBlasio

Anna DeBlasio

An actor and singer, Anna says she cultivated her career in the arts through grants from Loyola

English, Fine 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.