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.
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, 2022. Please visit our scholarship page for more information.
Music Program Info Session
We invite all students auditioning for the Music major to attend a Music Program info session via Zoom hosted by Music Faculty on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 10:00 am CT.
- Register using this LINK. (Registration is required)
Schedule of the Day:
- 10:00am (CT): Welcome to the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
- 10:30am (CT): Music Program Info Session
Complete this application and then upload a high quality video to YouTube following the repertoire guidelines below. Please submit your video audition any time before April 1, 2022. Once your video is ready for review, simply email the URL to Anthony Molinaro, Director of Music, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 within two weeks.
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.
For questions regarding your application or the audition schedule, please contact the DFPA at email@example.com.