Loyola University Chicago


Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Vocal Performance Concentration


A Major in Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance is a performance degree that prepares students to perform vocal music. Students will take courses in vocal techniques and repertoire, choral ensembles, and lyric diction.

See the curriculum below. 

Music Theory (11)
Course Number Title Credits
MUSC 144 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 145 Musicianship Lab 1
MUSC 244 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 245 Musicianship Lab II 1
MUSC 344 Music Theory III 3
Note: MUSC 144 (Music Theory I) and MUSC 145 (Musicianship Lab I), as well as MUSC 244 (Music Theory II) and MUSC 245 (Musicianship Lab II) must be taken concurrently. Students receiving a 3 or 4 on the AP Music Theory Exam are eligible to receive credit for MUSC 144; students receiving a 5 are eligible to receive credit for MUSC 144 and 244. 
Music History (6)
Course Number
Title Credits
MUSC 252 Music History I or III 3
MUSC 353 Music History II: Golden Age of Western Music 3
Applied Music (6)
Course Number Title Credits
MUSC 280A-Z Applied Music (Various Instruments) 1
MUSC 380A-Z Applied Music Advanced (Various Instruments 1
Note: It is preferred that students complete Applied Music credits on the same instrument, though multiple instruments are approved on a case-by-case basis.
Ensembles (6)
Course Number Title Credits
Choose any combination of the following, totaling 6 credits: 
MUSC 107 University Chorus 1
MUSC 207 Chamber Choir 1
Senior Capstone Experience (1)
Course Number Title Credits
MUSC 387 Solo Recital 1
Required Vocal Performance Courses (9)
Course Number Title Credis
MUSC 261 Lyric Diction I 1
MUSC 262 Lyric Diction II 1
MUSC 363 Foundations of Voice Technique 3
MUSC 364 Vocal Repertoire and Performance 3
MUSC 394 Internship 1
Electives (3)
Note: Students may choose to take one three-credit class or a combination of one-credit classes to fulfill this elective requirement.


If you are interested in more information about the Vocal Performance Concentration please contact Kirsten Hedegaard at khedegaard@luc.edu