Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts


  • Organ Concert Series

    Well-Known Organists to Perform at Loyola’s Summer Concert Series

    Loyola's annual Summer Celebrity Organ Concert Series begins June 15, filling Madonna della Strada Chapel with powerful organ music and some of the nation's leading organists.
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    Faculty Update: Director Colin Holman

    Over the next few months, Colin Holman, our Director of Orchestra, will be conducting The Fox Valley Orchestra and Concert Band around the city.
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    Faculty Update: Anthony Molinaro

    We always love spotlighting the professional work of our DFPA faculty and staff and this week we're proud to announce the upcoming concerts of our Assistant Professor of Music, Anthony Molinaro.
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    Universal Statuary featuring Matthew Groves

    The Department of Fine and Performing Arts always love spotlighting the professional work done by our students, faculty, and alumni in Chicagoland. Assistant Professor of Fine Art Matthew Groves will exhibit a solo exhibition entitled ”Universal Statuary” at the Chicago Cultural Center in fall 2013. We've compiled some images of Matt's work on our blog. Click here to view an exclusive interview with the artist.
  • Photography Contest

    Lights, camera…photo! Loyola University Chicago is pleased to re-launch the Ignatian Heritage Month photography contest November 1–8, 2013, during the first week of Ignatian Heritage Month.
  • 2014 Annual Student Show Prospectus is Available

    2014 Annual Student Show Prospectus is now available for all Fine Arts students.
  • Spring 2014 registration begins NOV 4

    Registration for Spring 2014 classes begins on NOV 4. Are you ready? Consult this checklist to make the most of your registration experience.
  • DFPA Annual Costume Sale

    The DFPA will be sponsoring its annual Costume Sale this week on Thursday October 24th from 12-4PM on the first floor of Mundelein.
  • From the Blog

    Subscriptions For Sale!

    The date has been inching closer and closer with every passing moment and now it is finally here! What date, you ask? The day subscriptions go on sale, of course! The vast assortment of events in store for the upcoming season is a line-up that has the Department of Fine and Performing Arts positively buzzing with anticipation. With our four magnificent main stage plays and brand new Dance event ,  this season is sure to be something special. Come join …
  • Water of Life

    MAR 17 | Sun. 3 PM | Madonna della Strada Student music ensembles accompany dance majors in a performance that celebrates the role of water in our lives. Featuring collaborations among the Schola Cantorum, Chamber Choir, University Chorale, and the Women’s Chorus, this event promotes sustainable use of water resources.
  • Delia Surratt Concert

    MAR 13 & 14 | Wed. 4-5:30PM / Thurs. 7:30-9 PM | Music Hall | Free
    Vocal technique professor of the John Felice Rome Center and acclaimed vocal artist, Delia Surratt, will offer a free lecture entitled, Unleashed Emotion: Opera’s Transformation of Sacred Music, and free concert to the public this March.
  • More than Naked

    JUNE 28 – AUG 10 | Ralph Arnold Annex | Free Reception: JUNE 28 | Fri. 5-6:30 PM | Free Some people choose to shop local. Others eat local. Here at Loyola, we exhibit local with an exhibition of Chicago’s own emerging artists.
  • New Plays Festival

    APR 27 – 28 | Sat. 7:30 PM / Sun. 5 PM | Newhart Family Theatre | $6
    In Loyola’s annual theatre festival, students perform plays written and directed by their peers. Come celebrate the ingenuity of our most creative students as their original works are brought to life before your very eyes.
  • Senior Exhibition

    APR 20 – JUNE 22 | Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex & the Newhart Promenade| Free
    Graduating students in the Fine Arts program exhibit recent creations including ceramics, painting, drawing, digital prints, and more. As graduation looms near, students are challenged to create and display an entirely new body of work.
  • Bob Newhart '52 featured in Chicago's "TBS Just For Laughs Festival"

    Loyola alumnus Bob Newhart '52 will be featured in the annual "TBS Just for Laughs Festival" here in Chicago this month! You can catch the comedy legend at the Chicago Theatre this June 15.
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    Visit the Pivot Arts Festival

    Learn more about Pivot, a brand new home for innovative music, theater and dance on Chicago’s far north side
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    DFPA Faculty and Alumni Featured in "The Liar"

    We are proud to announce that three of our faculty and staff members, as well as two of our alumni, will be working in a new Jeff nominated production, The Liar.
  • From the Blog

    Glenwood Ave Arts Festival Coming Soon

    Nothing says summer in the city of Chicago more than street festivals. Literally every weekend in the Windy City, there’s a new neighborhood to explore with its barbequed meat fiestas or cultural extravaganzas. August 16-18, Rogers Park will be offering its very own street festival, the Glenwood Ave Arts Fest. This annual bash offers artists and merchants of all disciplines to set up shop for you to peruse and browse. Live music is also on the menu with tons of …
  • Audition Information

    Looking to audition? Incoming first-year students are now able to register for auditions for the fall semester. Contact James at dfpa@luc.edu with any questions.
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    Loyola Staff and Alumni Receive 2013 Equity Jeff Awards

    The Jeff Awards has been awarding theatre artists for over 40 years, and Loyola is proud to announce that five faculty and alumni of Loyola University Chicago are recipients of specific 2013 Equity Jeff Awards. Alumnae Elizabeth Ledo received Best Actress In A Supporting Role in a Play for her performance in Tartuffe at the Court Theatre. Ledo graduated from Loyola in 1998 and has since worked a number of Chicago theatres as well as doing voice over work for …
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    Gruesome Playground Injuries Auditions

    The audition sign-up for the 2 week theater project Gruesome Playground Injuries is now live!
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    Jack Trahey Mustard Seed Scholarship Auditions

    Attention incoming students! Information about our Jack Trahey Mustard Seed Scholarship Auditions are now available. John T. Trahey Mustard Seed Scholarships are tuition awards that enable talented students to train in all areas of theatre.
  • 2014-2015 Second Stage Documents

    Second Stage Documents for 2014-2015 are now available
  • 2014 Annual Student Art Competition

    While it is often the business of students to examine and admire the creative output of professional artists, the tables are turned in the annual student show. Join us Jan 23-Feb 22 in the Ralph Arnold Gallery for our Annual Student Art Competition.
  • From the Mississippi Delta

    Book your seat today for our 2014 mainstage theatre production of "From the Mississippi Delta"! FEB 21 – MAR 2 | Thurs. – Sat. 7:30 PM / Sun. 2 PM | Newhart Family Theatre | $5 – 20 Preview: FEB 20 | Thurs. 7:30 PM | $5
  • The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow

    Book your seat today for our Second Stage Theatre production of Jenny Chow, the story of Jennifer Marcus, the modern-day genius, obsessive-compulsive agoraphobic, and adopted daughter who creates a robot replica of herself to travel across the world in search of her biological mother.
  • re-located

    Join us for the free opening reception of Jay Wolke's, re-located, on Thursday, February 27th from 5-630PM in the Ralph Arnold Gallery. Re-located is a body of work that attempts to relocate the viewers’ perceptions of image and place.
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    Planning a Visit?

    We're now taking reservations for tours for prospective and newly admitted students for the spring semester. Sign up here!
  • From the Blog

    Student Art Competition Winners Announced

    The 2014 Annual Student Art Competition Exhibition will open next week at the Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex, and this year’s winners have been chosen! Heather Morrison’s “Not a Target” won first prize, followed by Jon Kusner’s “Samurai, Mountain Man” in second. Third prize was awarded to Erin O’Connell’s “Untitled,” and fourth prize went to Ashley Fornelli for “LGBTQ=Human.” Join us free of charge on Thursday, January 23, from 5-6:30 PM for the exhibition’s opening reception. In addition to the winning pieces, …
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    James Wesley White, Jr. Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

    Attention all upcoming Sophomores and Juniors majoring in Theatre! The James Wesley White, Jr. Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year in honor of the late James "Jay" Wesley White, Jr.
  • Anthony Molinaro featured in the "Chicago Tribune"

    DFPA Assistant Professor of Music, Anthony Molinaro, was featured in the "Chicago Tribune" for his upcoming concerts featuring the music of the Beatles, "Here, There, and Everywhere."
  • Past, Present, and Future: The Inaugural Dance Concert

    After years of anticipation, months of rehearsal, and a week of tech, we are thrilled to perform Past, Present, and Future: Loyola’s Inaugural Dance Concert this weekend at the Mullady Theatre from February 13 to 16.
  • John T. Trahey Mustard Seed Scholarship Renewal

    Attention all Mustard Seed Scholarship Recipients! Information about renewing your scholarship is now available. Scholarship re-applications are due on March 31, 2014.
  • Directing Scenes and New Play Lab Auditions

    Attention students! Auditions for Directing Scenes and New Play Lab are now taking place. Sign up for your time slot today.
  • Dance Major Audition Dates

    Attention all aspiring dance major students! Information on auditions is now available!
  • Weekend of Excellence: Angela Sandall

    Angela Sandall fell in love with acting when she was a child—and she’s been on stage ever since. A veteran of several Loyola productions including “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “12th Night,” Sandall also will appear on stage during this year’s Weekend of Excellence when she plays Yum-Yum in “Hot Mikado.”
  • Weekend of Excellence Concert 2014

    This past weekend, Loyola hosted their annual Weekend of Excellence Awards and for the first time, the show included a concert that featured Loyola's musical groups. Check out some of the pictures from the very successful event!
  • McElroy Shakespeare Celebration

    On April 15 at 7:30 PM, Loyola’s Departments of English and Theatre collaborate to present the twenty-third annual McElroy Shakespeare Celebration in the Newhart Family Theatre.
  • Honors Convocation

    Attention graduating seniors! The Honors Convocation would like to recognize YOU! Come join us on April 30th, a day dedicated to acknowledging your accomplishments!