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Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola

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Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola

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Loyola Music Business School hitting the charts

Erin Gillen
Loyola’s music business department ranks as one of the best in the world with other prestigious music schools in early October.

Loyola continues to reign success after being named one of the top Music Business schools in the world for the third consecutive time.

Billboard magazine announced Loyola as one of the best in this field, alongside other notable music schools like Berklee College of Music and the Abbey Road Institute in early October. The university first received this title in 2020 and has continued to shine excellence in the program.

Kate Duncan, director of the School of Music and Theatre Professions, expressed gratitude towards this honor and recognizes the depth the people at Loyola go into helping students flourish and find their strengths here.

“We have a faculty that is fully dedicated to the success of our students who spend 98% of their hours thinking ‘how can I do this better,’” she said.

Duncan said the Music Business School is fully dedicated to the students as individuals and, thanks to the size of Loyola and the city of New Orleans, the school is able to focus on each student individually and truly help them find what is useful to them.

“I looked for a place that celebrated a wide diversity of what ‘art’ is, and that is exactly what Loyola does here, they celebrate the uniqueness of our students,” said Duncan.

Jazz studies freshman Stuart Adams said when searching for schools, Loyola’s success in music business and culture in New Orleans led him to commit to the university.

“Music culture is very alive, it’s everywhere and easier to build an audience here, I have been able to make connections and work with people who are like-minded,” he said.

Music freshman Eva Harris said Loyola’s location in New Orleans has helped students here become very culturally involved, and it enhances the ability for artists to explore and express themselves with others rather than just limiting themselves to the school.

“I feel a sense of pride that I get to be involved here. At Loyola, if you help others out they will help you, and that’s how you build connections,” Harris said.

Even after three years of this recognition, Duncan said Loyola’s Music Business School continues to work on finding ways to improve the environment for students and will always recognize the diversity music can bring to the community around the community.

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