Ideally located in one of the world's foremost musical centers, the Jazz Studies program at Loyola University Chicago affords students the opportunity to study jazz and its related genres (e.g. rock, pop, blues) with a world-class faculty. Currently offering a liberal arts degree (Bachelor of Arts in Music: Jazz Studies), the program focuses on three main areas of study:
Individual Instruction (Applied Music) - students receive weekly private lessons to develop the technical skills required for artistic self-expression and the ability to improvise in a variety of jazz idioms.
Coursework - beginning with general classes in Music Theory and Music History, students progress into the following jazz specific courses: Jazz Improvisation I, Jazz Improvisation II, Jazz Composition and Arranging, and Jazz Music History.
Performance - through participation in the Loyola Jazz Ensemble (big band) or one of our chamber ensembles (jazz combos), students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work collaboratively as part of a musical group. Jazz Studies majors culminate their undergraduate careers with a Senior Recital, demonstrating a working knowledge of the the artistic considerations necessary to produce and perform a solo recital.
For further information, please contact:
Anthony Molinaro, coordinator, Jazz Studies program: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Burns, director, Loyola Jazz Ensemble: email@example.com
Loyola University Jazz Faculty:
Kyle Asche, Guitar
Scott Burns, Saxophone
Jon Deitemyer, Drums
Steven Duncan, Trombone
Victor Garcia, Trumpet
Anthony Molinaro, Piano
Matt Ulery, Bass