Loyola Marymount University Department of Music

LMU Music offers a broad array of major and minor concentrations. Students choose from Contemporary Styles and Practices (music technology + popular music), Instrumental Studies, Vocal Studies, Theory/Composition, Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Conducting. Students are also able to choose from among 56 minor undergraduate degrees and programs, including Music & Social Justice.

Students receive:

• Close mentorship and training.
• All courses taught by world-renowned faculty, with small classes and a personalized approach.
• Many opportunities to perform in ensembles and as soloists.
• Close-knit music community.
• State-of-the-art facilities include the new technology lab.
• Opportunities to serve marginalized populations.

Unique Features of LMU

Our Bachelor of Arts degree offers an innovative and balanced curriculum specializing in music performance, contemporary practices, musicianship, and historical perspectives. Students can choose to major or minor in music; for majors, private lessons are covered by university tuition and professional accompanists are provided for lessons, rehearsals, and public performances.

Located in Los Angeles, one of the most culturally and musically vibrant cities in the country and a music industry hub, LMU offers students access to a wide variety of musical opportunities and events both on and off campus.

LMU graduates are trained for careers as musicologists, composers, performers, conductors, arts administrators, and music educators, as well as in fields outside of music. Many go on to graduate school in music as well as other areas of interest.

Travel opportunities for the LMU Choirs include a performance at Carnegie Hall in June 2022, and an international performance tour to Costa Rice in Spring 2023. Voice majors in the Sinatra Opera Workshop receive financial assistance to study and perform with programs overseas, including the Frost School of Music Salzburg Summer Festival and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.

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