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 […]

Sweet Crude Headlines Student-Produced Fools Fest

This year, the annual student-run Fools of April Festival was a bit different.  First, the festival expanded to a family-focused day of fun for all community members of Loyola, and was renamed to the Fools Family Fest.  Second, the festival had […]

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 […]

Renowned Pianist David Torkanowsky Joins Pop Faculty

FAMIS is pleased to announce the addition of renowned pianist David Torkanowsky to the faculty of our Popular and Commercial Music program.  Considered one of New Orleans’ premiere keyboard players, David Torkanowsky started playing piano at the age of three. […]

Screenwriter and Director Steven Esteb Joins Filmmaking Faculty

FAMIS is proud to announce the addition of award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter Steven Esteb to our roster of filmmaking faculty.  A director, producer, and screenwriter, Steven offers abundant experience and success in the film and television worlds. He has worked within Hollywood […]

Award-Winning Filmmaker Garrett Bradley Joins Filmmaking Faculty

FAMIS proudly announces the addition of documentary filmmaker Garrett Bradley to our roster of filmmaking faculty. A native of New York, Garrett debuted her first feature-length film, Below Dreams, at the renowned TriBeCa Film Festival in 2014.  The film won accolades for its […]

School of Mass Communication’s Robert Racine Joins Filmmaking Faculty

Robert Racine, former Technology Coordinator for Loyola’s School of Mass Communication, has joined the Digital Filmmaking program as a full-time professor.  Offering over 22 years of experience in digital non-linear systems, broadcast television systems, and digital media networks, Rob has taught courses […]

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 […]

Music Industry Alums Perform on The Ellen Degeneres Show

When Ellen Degeneres invited The Revivalists to perform live on her television show on November 29th, she wasn’t just booking an up-and-coming seven-piece New Orleans rock band; she was booking two alumni of Loyola’s Music Industry Studies program: drummer Andrew Campanelli […]

Rich Collins of Imagination Movers Joins Pop Faculty

FAMIS is proud to announce that Rich Collins, Emmy®-winning co-creator and co-star of the international hit Disney Channel® series and touring act Imagination Movers, has joined our department as a contemporary ensemble instructor for the Popular and Commercial Music program.  While living in […]

Entertainment Attorney Tim Kappel Joins FAMIS Full-Time

FAMIS is pleased to announce the addition of another talented entertainment professional to our roster of full-time faculty: Tim Kappel, entertainment attorney.  A graduate of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Tim represents a diverse set of music industry […]

Alum Christoph Andersson Profiled in Billboard Magazine

Producer Christoph Andersson (BS MIS, 2014) was recently profiled in Billboard for his latest solo project, Monopol.  An up-and-coming producer, Christoph produced the G-Eazy/Bebe Rexha smash hit ‘Me, Myself, and I,’ which peaked at number 7 on the US Billboard Hot […]

A$AP Ferg Stops By Loyola, Records at FAMIS Studios

Rising rap star Darold D. Ferguson, Jr. – better known by his moniker ‘A$AP Ferg’ – stopped by Loyola on Sunday for an impromptu discussion with Lovell “U-P” Cooper about his career and success in the rap world, followed by a […]

G-Eazy Returns to Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum

International rap superstar and program alum G-Eazy (Gerald Gillum, 2012) returned to his alma mater on Saturday for a special edition of Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum.  Accompanied by longtime manager Matthew Bauerschmidt (also a 2012 program alum), G-Eazy sat […]

Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo Promotes Documentary at Loyola

Robert Trujillo, bassist of the world-famous rock band Metallica, visited Loyola on October 22nd to discuss his forthcoming documentary, Jaco, with Professor Jim Gabour.  Held in conjunction with the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the college organization Grammy […]