Instructor Ivan Griffin Releases Debut Solo Album

FAMIS congratulates vocal instructor and bass-baritone Ivan Griffin, who just released a debut solo album, Finding My Way Back to Me.  A stylistically versatile collection of original songs, the album also features music by Valerian E. Smith. This new release is just […]

Instructor Mia Borders Profiled in Offbeat Magazine

As a recording and performing R&B artist, new FAMIS instructor Mia Borders brings a wealth of knowledge to the contemporary ensemble course she teaches. Recently, Mia was profiled in New Orleans’ Offbeat Magazine, which covered her recent performance at New […]

Scott Billington-Produced Record Wins BMA Blues Record of the Year

Bobby Rush’s Grammy®-winning 2017 album Porcupine Meat, produced by Loyola’s own Scott Billington, chalked up another win for Album of the Year at the 38th annual Blues Music Awards.  Held on May 11th by The Blues Foundation at the Cook Convention Center […]

Legendary Guitarist John Rankin Retires from Loyola Faculty

With heavy hearts, we announce the retirement of longtime guitar instructor John Rankin.  An accomplished guitarist and instructor, John has been a faculty member of Loyola’s College of Music since 1985. During his career, he has also taught guitar at […]

Faculty-Produced Bobby Rush Album Wins Grammy Award

FAMIS faculty hit the red carpet as their collaborative work on Bobby Rush’s blues album Porcupine Meat was nominated for the 59th Annual Grammy® Awards Best Traditional Blues Album category. Porcupine Meat was produced by Instructor of Music Industry Studies […]

Filmmaker Magazine Interviews Professor Jon Vogl

FILMMAKER Magazine recently sat down with Digital Filmmaking professor Jon Vogl to talk shop about post-production – and how filmmakers pay for it. A leading industry publication for over two decades, FILMMAKER offers editorials on the art and the business […]

Professor Esteb’s Feature Sweeps Festivals Across Country

It’s been quite a festival season for Instructor of Screenwriting Steven Esteb. His 2016 feature film, Hate Crime, has swept film festivals across the country, winning awards and accolades in twelve different festivals. This week, the drama racked up its […]

Professor Garrett Bradley Wins Award at Sundance

Garrett Bradley, Instructor of Digital Filmmaking, made quite the splash at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival with her new short film, Alone. The film, which documents the consequences of mass incarceration as seen through the eyes of a single New […]

Music Supervisor Sarah Bromberg Joins FAMIS Faculty

FAMIS is thrilled to welcome music supervisor Sarah Bromberg to our community this spring, where she will teach MUIN-M335 Music Supervision. A New Orleans native who also spends much of her time in New York City, Sarah Bromberg is a […]

Filmmaking Professor Jim Gabour Leaves Behind An Incredible Legacy

With heavy hearts, Loyola and FAMIS say goodbye to Extraordinary Professor of Digital Filmmaking Jim Gabour, longtime instructor of FILM-M115 Intro to Digital Filmmaking, among others. A Grammy-nominated, RIAA-platinum video director, writer, and novelist, Jim has worked with household names such […]