Q&A with the Director of LMU’s Guitar Program

Assistant Professor Michael Miranda coordinates the instrumental music program at LMU, teaches music history and ...

Sinatra Opera Workshop Broadens Undergraduate Studies

Virginia Saya has seen more than a few students do a 180-degree turn. That sharp reversal of opinion frequently happens, suggests Saya, a Ph.D. in Musicology, professor of music in Loyola Marymount University’s Department of Music and director of the Francis A. Sinatra Opera Workshop, when she takes students to professional opera performances in L.A. […]

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From the Classroom to the Stage

Lissa Danshaw ’13 walked out of her last final exam at Loyola Marymount University and two days later took the stage of a Hollywood club to perform her standup comedy routine. “That history exam was tough,” Danshaw said, “and I felt like I had earned my spot on the stage and the right to be […]

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The Financial Impact

Micah Jones ’15, a music major and theology minor from Medford, Oregon, has benefited from Dr. Halbert Blair Memorial Scholarship, which is dedicated for singers; the Mary Mastrovich Adams Scholarship, which goes to music majors; and the J. Terrence Lanni Family Foundation Scholarship for CFA students. He shared this first-hand perspective of how being a […]

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Note from the Dean

There is much excitement and innovation in the College of Communication and Fine Arts, and it is my continued pleasure to bring the highlights of our activities to you. The intellect and talents of our students and faculty always impress me. And I am always grateful for the generosity of financial support from our benefactors […]

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Students Inspired by The Lydia Hao Emerging Artists Program

There is often a difficult place for artists at the beginning of their careers: they are largely sure of their vision, but they lack an outlet to present their art. Loyola Marymount University’s Lydia Hao Emerging Artists Program provides a showcase for yet-to-be recognized artists to advance their art. And LMU’s students benefit by proximity […]

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Profile: Gloria Calderón Kellett ’97

Gloria Calderón Kellett is a Del Rey Players veteran and has worked in TV, theater and short films. Midway through her senior year as a communication arts major in the College of Communication and Fine Arts, Gloria Calderón Kellett ’97 was right where any actor would love to be — on stage. She was performing […]

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Barnelle Theatre Renovations Lauded

The Virginia Barnelle Theatre on the Loyola Marymount University campus has undergone a $150,000 facelift that will please students and audiences alike. “We are all unbelievably excited about this,” said Robert Hillig, master electrician and production manager for the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance. “Reaction to the renovation has been overwhelmingly positive. The faculty […]

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A Conversation with Debra Linesch

Debra Linesch is professor and chair of the LMU Department of Marital and Family Therapy. The author of four books and numerous articles and a former elementary school teacher, she has worked for years helping children deal with the effects of witnessing violence.   Does the impact on children who are witnesses of gun violence […]

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Seaver College Construction Site is Used as a Canvas for Artistic Expression

  The walls of a major construction site, such as that of the new LMU Life Sciences Building serve multiple purposes. Walls define a work area, restrict access, and signify caution. These walls also present as a canvas of possibility—to advertise the obvious and mundane, but to also stir the imagination of engaged possibilities both […]

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The Financial Impact

Senior Tamara Lawrence, a communication studies major and sociology minor, is the recipient of a CFA Council Scholarship, the Mr. and Mrs. William J. Daze, Sr. Scholarship and others. Tamara shares this first-hand perspective of how the scholarship assistance has furthered her college career. I am grateful for the support I’ve had during my four […]

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