Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Steven Betancourt, M.M.

Title/s:  Instructor of Organ, Director of Schola Cantorum

Office #:  Damen 225

Phone: 773.508.2195



Steven Betancourt is the Assistant Director of Campus Ministry at Loyola University Chicago. In this role he oversees the administration of Madonna della Strada Chapel and is the Director of Music for the chapel. He directs the Morning Choir, Schola Cantorum, teaches applied organ, and plays for all liturgies in the chapel. Steven leads the weekly Evening Prayer in the style of Taizé and coordinates the student lead Evening Ensemble THE9. He is a resource to campus partners for liturgical music needs. Steven grew up in Norwalk, California and moved to Chicago in 2000.

Steven is the Past Dean of the Chicago Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (2014-2017). Steven earned his B.A. in music education from Whittier College in California studying with Dr. Frances Nobert and David McVey. His M.M. from Indiana University-Bloomington was a double-major program in organ performance and church music. His teachers at Indiana included: Drs. Larry Smith, Carla Edwards and Marilyn Keiser.

Steven's interests in his free time include summer beach volleyball, opera, French language and culture, exploring the great city of Chicago by “L” and Divvy, and his beloved Boston Terrier, Bailey Buttons.


M.M., Organ Performance & Church Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

B.A., Music Education, Whittier College, Whittier, California