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.


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.

FALL 2020 Music Convocation

All music students are invited to attend this informal info session. Meet the faculty and learn about all the happenings in the Music Program.

  • Date: Tuesday, September 1 | 4:30pm (CST)
  • Platform: Zoom
  • Registration is required to participate. Please click here to register.

Fall 2020 Registration

It is recommended that incoming Music Majors register for the following courses:

  • MUSC 114: Music Theory 1 (3 credits)
  • MUSC 145: Musicianship Lab 1 (1 credit)
  • Ensemble Course: (1 credit)
  • Applied Music Course: (1 credit)


  • 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.

Concerts and Recitals

  • 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.