Loyola University Chicago


Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Incoming Students


Welcome incoming Music students! We have compiled a number of resources which you may find helpful as you navigate the process of visiting, auditioning, and settling in to your new home at Loyola. Feel free to browse the items below.

Auditions and Performances

  • The Music Major requires a two part application process: an application for admission to the University and an application to audition for the major. These auditions typically take place in the beginning of February. For more information about Music Major Auditions, click here.

  • Auditions for ensembles take place during the first week of classes each semester. For more information about Ensemble Auditions, click here.

  • Interested in taking private applied lessons on your instrument of choice? Only vocalists and pianists must audition for acceptance into Applied Lessons. Auditions take place periodically throughout the year. All other instrumentalists do not need to audition and can register for lessons through LOCUS.

  • Click here to browse our upcoming Music concerts.

  • Interested in attending performances throughout the season? The Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers a Student Pass for Theatre, Music, and Dance. This pass is a flat rate that then allows students to redeem it for tickets to certain performances.

Student Opportunities

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  • Make sure to set up a visit to the Music department if you would like to learn more about our program and facilities. Note that this is a private tour, separate from the general campus tour.

  • Remember to register for Freshmen Orientation this summer! First Year Orientations run throughout the summer, with an additional date in late August.

  • Instrument rental is available for Loyola students on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here for more information about instrument rental and storage.