Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Faculty and Staff Directory

Steven Betancourt, M.M.

Title/s:  Instructor of Organ, Director of Schola Cantorum, Associate Director of Campus Ministry

Office #:  Damen 225

Phone: 773.508.2195

Email: sbetancourt@luc.edu


Steven Betancourt is the Assistant Director of Campus Ministry at Loyola University Chicago. In this role he works with all Faith Traditions at the university, working with each one to engage students in a deeper experience of it in their lives. Steven also oversees the staff and programs for Catholic Life at the university, including Madonna della Strada Chapel and is the Director of Music for the chapel. He directs the 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 is a former Dean of the Chicago Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and remains active in the Guild in various capacities. He was raised in Norwalk, California and moved to Chicago in 2000. 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 running, French language and culture, exploring the great city of Chicago, and his beloved Boston Terrier, Bailey Buttons.


B.A., Music Education, Whittier College, Whittier, California
M.M., Organ Performance & Church Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana