Loyola University Chicago


Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Auditions for Music Major

  • Application to the Music Major is a two-part process: an application for admission to the University and application to audition for the major.
  • Auditions are not required for the music minor.

Applied Auditions

  • Applied Lessons is a one-creidt course consisting of individual private lessons, culminating in a juried performance at the end of the semester. There are two categories of applied lessons: MUSC 280: Applied Music is a one-credit course consisting of a thirty-minute lesson each week; MUSC 380: Advanced Applied Music is a one-credit course consisting of a sixty-minute lesson each week. To be considered for MUSC 380, a student must be a Music Major and receive permission from the department.
  • All new students that are not currently receiving applied lessons must submit an audition video with their application.
  • Click HERE for application and audition information for the current semester.

Ensemble Auditions

  • The Music Program also sponsors jazz, classical, and percussion chamber ensembles, which provide students with performance opportunities. 

Honors Recital Auditions

  • For the Honors Recital a select group of the Music Program's top instrumentalists and vocalists perform solo and chamber ensemble works for the public
  • Sign up for the audition online. When you enter your name and contact info, please make sure you submit your audition piece and the name of your primary Applied Music instructor in the field provided before completing the sign-up process.

LUC Concerto/Aria Competition

  • Every fall the Music Program hosts the annual Concerto/Aria Competition in which the winner(s) perform at the spring concert with the LUC Symphony Orchestra. The competition is open to all Loyola students enrolled in both Applied Music and a Loyola Ensemble.