MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Music scholarships of $500-$2000 per year are available to all Loras College students and are awarded based on audition. Scholarship recipients must participate in at least one vocal or instrumental ensemble each year. Auditions are held each February for incoming first-year students.
Visit our music scholarships page for additional information and to register for our next scheduled audition dates.
MYSTERIES OF CHRISTMAS
From its inception in 2005, Mysteries of Christmas has sought to provide the community with a seasonal experience which presents the highest quality of music and literature in a concert format imbued with our Catholic culture.
Through music and readings, Mysteries of Christmas welcomes the season of Advent as we wait with expectation for the coming of Christ. The Loras College Choirs, Wind Ensembles, and selected lectors present a program centered around a specific theme of Advent. The event has gained a wider audience in recent years thanks to broadcasts on Iowa Public Television and other stations in the region.
For information on the next Mysteries of Christmas visit loras.edu/mysteries.
LORAS COLLEGE INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES
The Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band are open to all Loras students, regardless of major.
Loras College Instrumental Ensembles
All Loras students, regardless of major, can play in the Wind Ensemble and the Jazz Band. Both ensembles present several concerts throughout the year, both on-campus and in the Dubuque area. The Jazz Band appears regularly at the College Night of Jazz, an event in downtown Dubuque that features groups from local colleges. The ensembles host Middle School and High School Honor Band Festivals each year and perform for a variety of other special events.
LORAS COLLEGE CHOIRS
All Loras College students, regardless of major, have the opportunity to grow as musicians through participation in choral.
The choral program includes four ensembles: Bella Voce, Con Brio, Chamber Singers, and Concert Choir. All groups are open to students from across the College, regardless of major.
In addition to concerts throughout the Dubuque area, the Loras College Choirs have performed throughout the Midwest and have served as musical ambassadors in Ireland, Canada, and China.