The Department of Fine and Performing at Loyola University Chicago houses the disciplines of Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. We are located primarily in the Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts on Loyola's north-side Chicago Lakeshore Campus. We accept submissions related to our programs and the Ralph Arnold Gallery,


Thank you for your interest in Loyola University Chicago’s Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Acceptance into the dance major at Loyola University Chicago requires two steps 1) Application and acceptance to Loyola University Chicago 2) Audition for the Dance majors.  This registration form is for the Dance major audition and does not cover admission to the university.

This same registration form is used for students auditioning for the BA Dance both in person and via video audition.  There are less video requirements for in-person auditioning.


In-Person Audition Information:

In person auditions and interviews for the music major will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023. For acceptance into the dance major at Loyola University Chicago, dancers must complete an application, submit audition videos, and an in person audition and interview event on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 9:00am (CT) at the Loyola University Lakeshore Campus.

Schedule of the Day:

  • 9:00am: Check-in
  • 9:30am: Welcome to the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
  • 10:00am: Dance Program Orientation
  • 11:00am: Interviews begin + student panel

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Location:

Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts
1020 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660

Click HERE for directions, parking, and accommodations.


Video Audition Information:

Students unable to attend in-person auditions may apply via video audition. For acceptance into the dance major at Loyola University Chicago, video applicants must complete an application, submit audition videos, and attend a Zoom interview event on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 10:00am CT.

Registration LINK for zoom interviews.


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Video Instructions:


VIDEO APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS for In-Person Audition 

We ask that you submit only Video 1: consisting of a 2 minute solo of any choreography of your choice.


VIDEO APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS for Video Only Audition

We ask that you submit two videos:

  • Video 1: 2 minute solo of any choreography of your choice
  • Video 2: Ballet fundamentals video using the guidelines outlined below


Directions for your video submission:

  • Upload your videos to YouTube or Vimeo.
  • Add the links to the application.

Video Guidelines:

Video 1: Solo Composition (All Applicants)

  • Please show a two-minute long choreographed solo
  • May be of any technique or style you choose
  • May be composed by the dancer or another choreographer

Video 2: Ballet Foundations (Video Only Audition - not required for in-person audition)

           Barre work in flat shoes

  • Pliés in all positions
  • Tendus from 5th position
  • Rond de jambe a terre
  • Fondus with developpe’

          Ballet Foundations Center work in flat shoes

  • Tendus with pirouettes en dehors and or en dedans
  • Adagio
  • If possible please include a traveling combination and petit allegro


Personal Statement (All Applicants):

In addition to your video audition, the dance faculty determine your alignment with the Dance program’s mission through reading your short essay.


Please remember - acceptance to the Dance program is contingent upon acceptance to Loyola University Chicago. For admissions applications and details, click here. For audition requirements, please see our website. For Visitor Information, please click here.


Please contact the DFPA at dfpa@luc.edu with any additional questions. We sincerely look forward to reviewing your application! Department of Fine and Performing Arts.


Thank you for your interest in the Music Program at Loyola University Chicago.

Application to the Music Major is a two-part process: an application for admission to the University and an application to audition for the major. If you have not completed the general application, please do so here.


Music Major Audition

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023

Location: Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, 1020 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660

Schedule of the Day:

  • 9:00am: Check-in
  • 9:30am: Welcome to the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
  • 10:00am: Music Program Orientation
  • 11:00am: Auditions Begin


Scholarship Information

While most scholarships at Loyola University Chicago come directly from the College of Arts and Sciences, the music department does award a few scholarships each year. To be eligible for music scholarships, students must submit their video audition before March 1, 2023. Please visit our scholarship page for more information.


Video Auditions

Students unable to attend the in-person audition on February 4 may submit video auditions. Complete this application and submit a link to your video following the repertoire guidelines below. Please submit your application and video audition any time before March 1, 2023. As long as your Music Major application is complete, and you have been accepted to the University, you can expect to hear back from us by April 1, 2023.


Audition Repertoire

Voice (including students auditioning for the Vocal Performance or Sacred Music Concentration) - two contrasting songs, with at least one in a foreign language.

Instrumentalists - two contrasting pieces from the standard repertoire.

Jazz Studies Concentration

  • Saxophone / Trumpet / Trombone / Piano / Guitar / Vibraphone - Two contrasting pieces from the standard jazz repertoire including a 12-bar blues in F or Bb. Pianists, guitarists, and vibraphonists should demonstrate an ability to play both melodic material and chord voicings. Applicants are welcome to use play-along tracks.
  • Bass - Applicants should demonstrate an ability to walk a bass line for a 12-bar blues (in the key of Bb or F) and for Bb rhythm changes (the chord progression to “I Got Rhythm”). Please prepare one additional piece of your choice. Applicants are welcome to use play-along tracks.
  • Drum Set - Applicants should demonstrate basic time-keeping ability in the following styles at a variety of tempos: swing, bossa-nova, straight 8th Latin, rock/funk.


Questions:

For questions regarding your application or the audition schedule, please contact the DFPA at dfpa@luc.edu.

Thank you for your interest in the Theatre Program Scholarships at Loyola University Chicago. Please remember: Theatre Scholarships may only be awarded upon acceptance to Loyola University Chicago. For admissions applications and details, click here.
To be considered for the Theatre scholarship at Loyola University Chicago, students must complete this application and attend an in-person audition/interview on Saturday, February 4, 2023. Typically, this event last between 4-6 hours.
Because entry into the major is not contingent upon auditioning, there are no additional audition opportunities, in person or otherwise, beyond Saturday, February 4, 2023.


Location: Loyola University Chicago, Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, 1020 W. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60660
Schedule of the Day

  • 9:00am: Check-in
  • 9:30am: Welcome to the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
  • 10:00am: Theatre Program Orientation
  • 11:00am: Auditions/Interviews begin



Audition Format
Our Theatre Program is liberal arts based, values all aspects of theatre, and seeks students with a multiplicity of interests. Your scholarship audition may take the form of:

  • Acting - 2 contrasting selections totaling 3 minutes. 1 can be a musical selection.
  • Presenting a portion of an academic paper
  • A sit-down interview and portfolio review of design, stage management, or technical theatre experience
  • A combination of the above



Applicants will receive a confirmation email in January 2023 detailing the schedule of the day and other details. Your specific audition time will be given to you upon check in on the day of the audition.
Questions? Check out the Theatre Scholarship Audition FAQ on our website.

The Ralph Arnold Gallery produces four group exhibitions a year and focuses on local and regional artists and curators. Alongside exhibitions, we offer programming opportunities aimed towards Loyola students and the Chicago community at large. We accept submissions from regional curators and local individual artists to be considered for group exhibitions. Curators may not include themselves in exhibition proposals.

Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis and exhibitions are planned a minimum of a year in advance. Proposals are archived for future consideration. 

General Information:
All Loyola University Chicago are invited to submit work to the Annual Student Art Competition including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, and any combination thereof. All entries must be original works and have been completed in the last year. All entries must be original works and have been completed in the last year. Works will be exhibited in person in the Ralph Arnold Gallery.

Juror: Matt Morris

Matt Morris is an artist, perfumer, and writer based in Chicago. Morris has presented artwork nationally and internationally. Morris’ writing appears in anthologies from Routledge and De Gruyter, as well as in numerous exhibition catalogues, artist monographs, and publications including Artforum, Flash Art, Fragrantica, and X-TRA. Morris is a transplant from southern Louisiana who holds a BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and earned an MFA in Art Theory + Practice from Northwestern University, as well as a Certificate in Gender + Sexuality Studies. In 2017 Morris earned a Certification in Fairyology from Doreen Virtue, PhD. Morris is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


If you have questions about your submission, please contact Ralph Arnold Gallery co-Director, Betsy Odom (eodom1@luc.edu).


Timeline:

  • Submissions Open: Monday, November 7, 2022
  • Submissions Due: Saturday, December 31, 2023
  • Accepted Submissions Notified: Friday, January 13, 2023


Guidelines:

  • Selection Process: This exhibition will be juried from uploaded images. Students may enter up to three works for consideration, and a separate form should be filled out for each piece of work. Late submissions will not be considered.
  • Media and Specifications: Open to visual art media including: drawing, painting, photography, color theory, two and three-dimensional design, ceramics, sculpture, and any combination thereof. Maximum weight of artwork for physical exhibition should not exceed 50lbs. No work for physical exhibition must exceed six feet in its principle dimension and must fit through a standard door.
  • Presentation of Accepted Artwork: Each piece accepted into the show should be wrapped and labeled with student's name, title of piece, and medium on the back of the artwork. While the gallery has the ability to hang most of the artwork and can provide pedestals, shelves, etc., student must include any special installation instructions and uncommon hardware, such as special pins or hanging devices. The Gallery Directors and Jurors retain the right to exclude work not professionally presented or not conforming to the prospectus guidelines.
  • Liability: All reasonable effort and care will be given for the works while in the care of the Ralph Arnold Annex. Limited insurance for the replacement of materials is provided in the event of loss or damage of works while on display in the Ralph Arnold Annex.
  • Sales and Reproduction: No commission is charged for the sale of work. Any inquiries will be directed to the artist. Entrants agree to allow accepted work to be reproduced as necessary for publication/promotion purposes.
  • Eligibility: Open to all currently enrolled Loyola University Chicago students. All works must be original and completed within the last year. Works submitted could be made within a class or independently.


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