Popular & Commercial Music (BS)

Do you dream of performing for scores of adoring fans, recording incredible sessions, or working behind-the-scenes producing the latest hit? If you’re an aspiring singer/songwriter or rock, rap, EDM, or R&B artist, Loyola is the place for you.

Our Bachelor of Science in Commercial and Popular Music degree is for musicians outside of the worlds of classical and jazz who want to hone their craft and their industry knowledge. With our state-of-the-art facilities, industry-recognized and Grammy-winning faculty, and comprehensive curriculum, you’ll learn exactly how each component of the music industry works, from production, technology, and recording, to management, event production, and marketing, to publishing, distribution, and legal issues. At the same time, you’ll develop your performance and technical skills through courses on style, recording techniques, theory, audio production, and more.

Perfect for the Following Careers

Talent Buyer

Festival Manager

Session Musician

Music Producer

Audio Engineer

Touring Artist


Popular & Commercial Music Faculty

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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 […]

Vocal Instructor Eboneé Davis and OperaCreole Featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition

As principal soprano and board member of the New Orleans opera company OperaCreole, FAMIS vocal instructor Eboneé Davis was recently mentioned in a profile on NPR’s Weekend Edition: “OperaCréole, an opera company founded in New Orleans, is resurrecting music written […]

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