Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

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  • Artist-In-Residence

    Kaoru Watanabe Named Spring 2023 Artist-In-Residence in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts Music Program at Loyola University Chicago

    During his residence, New York-based musician and North America’s leading practitioner of the shinobue (Japanese transverse flute), Kaoru Watanabe will engage with music students and faculty through teaching, working with the Percussion and Wind Ensembles, and will present a public recital in the Skowronski Music Hall on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus.

  • Faculty News

    Christopher Madsen Joins the Loyola Music Faculty

    Christopher Madsen, DMA joins the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Loyola University Chicago as Lecturer in Music, Jazz Studies. Madsen is a Jazz saxophonist, composer, and pedagogue who brings 14 years of experience teaching at the college level (Northwestern U. 2008-2014 and University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014-2022) and is excited to join the faculty at Loyola.
  • student research

    Questioning the Canon: Creating Diversity in Graphic Design History Zine Exhibition

    December 1, 2022 - February 15, 2023

    Cudahy Library, First Floor | Lake Shore Campus

    Students conducted original research into an under-served or under-considered graphic designer, design group, movement, or region. They then used this research to create an Instagram post, a TikTok video, an exhibition poster, and the zines featured in the Cudahy Library.

  • Faculty News

    An in-depth interview with Director of Theatre Lee Keenan

    In a recent interview, Director of Theatre Lee Keenan reflects on the themes and goals of the current mainstage season, the value of emphasizing dramaturgy, and the future of the theatre program at Loyola.
  • Student Research

    Loyola Dance Senior Molly Kaiser Presents “The Dreamer’s Ball” in 2022 Mainstage Dance Concert

    The mainstage dance concert student choreography piece is a unique opportunity for Loyola dancers to create a fully realized work together. “I loved working with my peers who also happen to be my best friends,” reflects Molly. “I wanted to give them a piece where they would shine and feel a sense of pride to perform. They did the same for me, putting in so much hard work and supported my vision being brought to life.”
  • Faculty News

    Theatre Faculty Member Receives a 2022 Sujack Award

    Associate Professor of Theatre, Kelly Howe, Ph.D. is a recipient of the 2022 Edwin T. & Vivijeanne F. Sujack Award for Teaching Excellence.
  • Arts Research

    Reinterpreting Historical Pots

    Students in Kate Biderbost’s Beginning Hand Building (FNAR120) and Beginning Wheel Throwing (FNAR121) reimagined historical clay pots. Students Carolyn Fraser, Sara Hilali, and Dahnbee Kim share their projects.