Archive | February, 2014

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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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Lissa Danshaw

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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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 directs the LMU Guitar Ensembles. Along with Clinical Professor Martha Masters, he began the annual LMU Guitar Festival in 2004. The festival includes master classes and performances by some of today’s most renowned guitarists. He also performs as a soloist […]

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Survey Reaches Out to Art History Graduates

What are you doing now? Did you discover your love of art history at LMU? We want to celebrate our art history graduates and catch up with you. We have put together a survey that will help us bring art history majors together and guide us on improving the program. What postgraduate employment did you […]

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Communications Studies Research Projects Explore Social Media

Social media has significantly changed the way the world communicates, allowing people from other cultures to share and exchange ideas like never before. But two communication studies majors who presented at the 2013 Undergraduate Research Symposium at Loyola Marymount University revealed challenges that have arisen from communicating on social media and offered solutions to resolve […]

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LMU Undergraduates Gain Valuable Acting Training at Moscow Art Theatre

Loyola Marymount University’s theatre arts majors play a role as the higher education emphasis on study abroad grows. Each spring, 25 LMU students have the opportunity to travel to Europe to study the Stanislavski system of acting at the Moscow Art Theatre, the theatre where this style originated. One of the most popular performance training […]

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Message 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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