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Music (Jazz Studies), B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Chicago, IL, United States
A Major in Music (Jazz Studies) at Loyola University Chicago is a performance degree that prepares students to perform jazz music. Students will take courses in jazz improvisation, jazz music history, and jazz composition and arranging
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Overview

Music (Jazz Studies) at Loyola University Chicago encourages self-expression through music, engaging students with coursework and performance opportunities that encourage success in performance and composition in a variety of settings. We offer advanced studies in performance and composition, with concentrations in Jazz Studies and Liturgical Music, and prepare students for graduate studies in music and related fields.

Learning outcomes

Chicago offers a vibrant musical culture, affording Loyola's students access to cutting-edge music in all its current and emerging forms. With diverse course offerings and professional faculty, Music at Loyola is a program where music majors can study at the highest level with the intent of pursuing a career in music, while non-music majors can experience the joy of making music as an accompaniment to their other coursework.

The music program currently supports a Jazz Ensemble of approximately eighteen musicians and several small jazz combos

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Music Theory
  • Jazz Music History
  • Music History: Golden Age of Western Music
  • Applied Music (Various Instruments)
  • Advanced Applied Music
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Solo Recital
  • Capstone Project
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Jazz Composition and Arranging

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Online application: This is where you can tell us more about your extracurricular activities. Fill out the co-curricular section or upload a resume to your file after you submit the application.
  • Official secondary and high school transcripts: Send us the official high school transcript from each school you have attended. If necessary, please provide an English translation. 
  • Scores for merit scholarship consideration: You can decide to submit more than one set of scores, but for scholarship consideration, SAT or ACT must be submitted.
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor: Through our online application, you can e-mail a request for the letter, or you can download a Counselor Recommendation Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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