Loras College offers two primary music degree concentrations: education or performance.  All students  at Loras College, regardless of their major area of academic study, have the opportunity to grow as musicians through participation in choral and instrumental ensembles, to receive quality private instruction in band and orchestral instruments or in voice and to learn about music in classes such as Music Theory, Music History and related general education courses.

Loras College is an official "All Steinway School," offering students Steinway pianos to learn on.  Many students, music majors and others, combine a music course of study with another degree program in preparation for their careers and/or graduate school. 

"By participating in both instrumental and vocal programs and activities at Loras, it greatly prepared me for the many diverse aspects of today's music education curriculum."
-- Ray Kirkpatrick ('87)  
Career Opportunities
After receiving your degree from Loras, your career could take off into one of these fields:

Music Education -
  • Music Teacher (classroom, choral and instrumental) on both the elementary and secondary level
Music Performance and Pedagogy
  • Private Lesson Instructor
  • Liturgical Music Minister
  • Music Therapist
  • Studio Musician
  • Arts Administration
  • Graduate Study
A music degree can prepare a student for many fields, including a career in medicine!

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Music Student Experiences
Visiting campus is a great way to experience first hand, all that Loras College has to offer.
Honors Program is designed to offer an integrated sequence of academically challenging courses
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