Loyola University Chicago


Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Vocal Performance Concentration

Loyola’s Vocal Performance Concentration offers a program that emphasizes rigorous, conservatory-level study in a liberal arts setting. The curriculum is designed to support the artistry, citizenship, and intellect of the singer, as well as pedagogy, performance, and collaborative ensemble singing. Extraordinary singing is nurtured at every stage, as well as care of the whole person within the liberal arts environment.

In addition to the core music major requirements, students study vocal repertoire, pedagogy, acting for singers, art song interpretation, and ensemble singing. Students may also participate as soloists in oratorios, musicals, and opera scenes, as well as other performance opportunities. All Vocal Performance students are also required to give a full recital their senior year.

In addition to supporting an outstanding faculty, Loyola also welcomes frequent guest artists to perform and lead masterclasses. Recent guests have included Craig Terry, Richard Boldrey, Rebecca Schorsch, Erica Schuller, Kelly Morgan McHugh, Juliet Petrus, Dana Marsh, Martin Katz, Anne Harley, Hugh Russell, Rosalind Lee, Kaoru Watanabe, Eric Melear, Elizabeth Benson, and Shannon McGinnis.

The Vocal Performance Concentration allows for the flexibility needed for students to pursue their love of singing, while simultaneously receiving a well-rounded liberal arts education. Loyola music majors have gone on to become skilled educators, performers, arts administrators, music therapists, scholars, and most importantly, well-rounded young professionals.

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For more information about the Vocal Performance Concentration please contact Dr. Klaus Georg at kgeorg@luc.edu.