Loyola Visual and Performing Arts

Spring 2022 Newsletter

We're excited to announce that the Fine Arts Department is now the Visual and Performing Arts Department! The name update is accompanied by exciting changes in academic programs, including the addition of an Interarts major, a Music and Theatre comprehensive major, and an Interarts minor. Read on to learn more about what the 2021-2022 school year had in store for our students, faculty, and alumni!

2022 Annual Student Exhibition

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This year's student exhibition featured impressive student art from Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 Photography and Studio Arts courses. Awards were presented to three Photography and three Studio Arts students for particularly outstanding work.

Photography Award Winners

1st Prize -- Hannah Roche '25, "Dissociation"

2nd Prize -- Stephanie Hils '25, "Consumed"

3rd Prize -- Summer Telleri '25, "Liminal Space"

Studio Arts Award Winners

1st Prize -- Lia O’Riordan '23, "Exobotany Series"

2nd Prize -- Jo D’Alonzo '24, "skull"

3rd Prize -- Anastasia Stavropoulos '22, "Untitled"

Theatre Program 2021-2022 Productions

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, directed by Dr. Natka Bianchini with music direction by Dr. Clay Price and choreography by Sophia Bell '16, presented by the Evergreen Players.

Music Program Announcements

Fall 2022 Ensembles and Private Lessons


Concert Choir (formerly University Singers)

Cantorei (formerly Repertory Choir)

Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Combo

Chamber Ensemble

Steel Pan Ensemble

Private Lessons

Lessons are offered for voice, piano, brass, woodwinds, strings, guitar, percussion, and more!

Ensembles and lessons are open to all Loyola students. Some ensembles require an audition. Lessons are free for Music majors and minors, first year students, and first-semester sophomores. All ensembles and lessons can be taken for academic credit. Contact Dr. Price (cprice@loyola.edu) for more information.

University Singers Spring 2022 Concert

University Singers Spring Concert 2022

"Allegory, Artist, & Society" by Chris Wilson

This solo exhibition provided a broad insight of the artistic practice, vision, and range of painter and author Chris Wilson through painting, drawing, and filmmaking. Wilson is also the author of the 2021 Common Text, The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose.

Student and Alumni News

  • Julianna Capuano ’22 (Theatre major) was accepted into the Strasberg Acting Studio—a prestigious actor training studio in NYC.
  • John Skahill '22 (Visual Arts ID major) was featured in the Delaplaine Arts Center 2022 Emerging Artists Exhibition with his drawing "Balcony."
  • Tatiana Tamargo '21 (Art History & Writing ID major) will attend NYU's M.A. program for Visual Arts Administration. Tatiana was also the Art History medal winner for this year.
  • Sara McAleer '20 (Art History major) graduated this year with an M.A. in Art History from Tufts University. She will be attending a certificate program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection in the fall.
  • Anna DeBlasio ’15 (Theatre & English major) was cast at the Arden Theatre and Walnut Street Theatre (both top-tier LORT professional theatres in Philadelphia) this past winter and spring. She will also join AEA (Actor’s Equity Association—the professional union for actors and stage managers) this summer.
  • Courtney Bancroft ‘08 (Art History & Psychology major) has been hired as the Director of Digital Behavioral Health at New York's largest health system, Northwell Health.
  • Eileen Wold ‘00 (Studio Arts major) recently exhibited her work, “Arctic Amplification,” in a solo exhibit at Core Gallery, Seattle.

Work Study Opportunities

The Visual and Performing Arts Department has federal work study positions open in Music, Photography, Studio Arts, and Theatre! Interested students should submit their applications via Handshake at the beginning of the fall semester.