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Music (Jazz Studies), B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (ARWU) Chicago, IL, United States
A Major in Music with a concentration in jazz studies 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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Music at Loyola 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.

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
  • 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


Anthony Molinaro, who supervises the program, enjoys an international reputation as both a jazz and concert pianist while instructors Kyle Asche, Scott Burns, Jon Deitemyer, Victor Garcia, and Matt Ulery are among the most respected jazz musicians and educators in Chicago

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Submit your online application
  • Ask your high school to send us your official transcript
  • Arrange to have your SAT or ACT scores sent to us
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor
  • Submit your standardized test scores
  •  If applicable, submit official information about transfer credit or AP/IB credit to Loyola electronically
  • Upon admission, pay your enrollment deposit by May 1 to reserve a place in the class.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21360 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21360 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    42720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21360 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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