Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

  • Faculty News

    Dr. Frederick Lowe Appointed Director of Music

    Dr. Frederick Lowe, Senior Lecturer and Director of Ensembles, was appointed Director of Music effective July 1, 2022. Lowe succeeds Professor Anthony Molinaro, who has relocated to the West Coast to pursue new endeavors.

    Dr. Lowe “brings all the skills and experience to the table that will make him an outstanding Director of Music—his work with ensembles and his long-standing position as director of the graduation band make him a familiar face to our community,” noted Fine and Performing Arts Chair, Mark E. Lococo.

  • Study Abroad

    Loyola Dance Students Perform with Mandala Dance Company in Rome, Italy

    Following a year of online instruction, the John Felice Rome Center reopened its doors to study abroad programs for Fall 2021. Students in Loyola’s Dance Program were among those who jumped at the opportunity to extend their classroom and learning experience overseas. Dance faculty Dr. Amy Wilkinson has lead students in summer study abroad programs for several years, creating a long-standing relationship with the Mandala Dance Company in Ladispoli, Italy. This summer, Dr. Wilkinson and a group of Loyola dance students traveled to the John Felice Rome Center for an immersive learning experience.
  • 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 and Practice

    Student Dance Composition Featured in the Fall 2021 Mainstage Dance Concert

    Dance major Emily Carroccio translates her choreographic work on religious purity from film to stage for the Fall 2021 mainstage dance concert, Nevertheless, She Persisted.
  • 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.
  • Alumni

    Alumnus Featured at the Chicago Cultural Center

    Karolis Usonis is currently featured in Furtive, a three-person exhibition curated by Jennifer Murray, Loyola faculty and Executive Director of Filter Photo, at the Chicago Cultural Center. Usonis presents work alongside Daniel Hojnacki and Krista Wortendyke.