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Music Industry

Applicants to the following majors will need to audition, interview or submit a creative portfolio for admission to the program. Please review the drop-down menus below to see the specific requirements for each major. Students can audition on-campus or virtually via Zoom. Registration for these events can be done though the student's Loyola Application Portal

 

On-Campus Auditions

Virtual Auditions

  • Saturday, December 2, 2023

  • Saturday, January 27, 2024

  • Saturday, February 24, 2024

  • Saturday, December 9, 2023

  • Saturday, February 3, 2024

  • Saturday, March 9, 2024

Creative Portfolio + Interview

Portfolio:

Rappers:  Portfolio can include recorded tracks, live show recordings or home recordings; students may submit any written poetry, spoken word work, or bars that they are currently working on. 

Producers: Portfolio showcasing any beats, musical/creative productions, or other electronic work. Tracks can take the form of audio, video files, or links to Soundcloud, YouTube, websites, or other online content created by the applicant.

Interview

The interview consists of a conversation with Hip Hop & R&B faculty members. You will be asked to express your goals and aspirations, past experiences in music, why you want to study at Loyola, etc. Applicants have the option to interview virtually via Zoom or in-person during one of our on-campus interview events. See dates below. After submitting an application to Loyola, students will register for an interview date through their Loyola Application Status Page.

 

On-Campus Dates

Virtual Dates

  • Saturday, December 2, 2023

  • Saturday, January 27, 2024

  • Saturday, February 24, 2024

  • Saturday, December 9, 2023

  • Saturday, February 3, 2024

  • Saturday, March 9, 2024

Professional Portfolio

Your portfolio may contain the following types of items. (Remember - you are applying to learn about the business behind the music, and that your portfolio should lean heavily on that rather than your creative content. We want to know about events you've produced, marketing you've done, ideas you have, and other creative projects that support you or others as artists.):

  • Materials/media (e.g., posters, programs, photos, press kit, etc.) from professional or creative projects in the music industry
  • Your creative/professional resume

  • Songs or videos you have written, recorded, engineered, produced, or played on;

  • Links to your public web presence - Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, LinkedIn, a Blog, a Podcast, etc.

Audition+ Interview

Music Industry Studies (BM) applicants will need to audition and interview for admission to Loyola. Applicants can register for their audition and interview through their Loyola Application Portal. You should have received access to this portal 24 hours after submitting your application.

Please prepare to audition with your primary instrument by reviewing requirements for your instrument.

Audition+ Interview

Popular and Commercial applicants will need to audition for admission to Loyola. Applicants can register for their audition through their Loyola Application Portal. You should have received access to this portal 24 hours after submitting your application.

Please prepare to audition with your primary instrument by reviewing requirements for your instrument.

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