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Lourdes Chorale



A minor in music is the perfect complement to any liberal arts major. The Department of Music shares Lourdes University’s mission to offer artistic enrichment to students as complete and unique individuals.

A minor in music is the perfect complement to any liberal arts major. The Department of Music shares Lourdes University’s mission to offer artistic enrichment to students as complete and unique individuals.

The Lourdes music minor provides opportunities for learning the theory and technique of creating and appreciating music, broadens musical taste and experience, and develops skills and criteria to evaluate music and musical performance.

Many students interested in music may obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in Individualized Studies with a concentration in music or a Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in music. Lourdes students may also join the Guitar Ensemble, which performs at various campus events.

Students can audition for the Lourdes University Chorale. Performance opportunities include two formal concerts per semester and various holiday and special university events. Students can also apply for one of the competitive Chorale Music Scholarships open to talented students regardless of their majors.

Plan of Study


Total credit hours: 21

A minor in music is appropriate for students majoring in any liberal arts area. The music base adds useful skills for students desiring to specialize in nursing, primary education, or social work.


Applied Music
MUS 112   Music Appreciation
MUS 213   Music Theory and Composition I
MUS 313   Music Theory and Composition II
MUS 314   Music History I
MUS 414   Music History II
Music Elective

Choral & Instrumental Music


  • Two university choirs:
    • Lourdes University Chorale – a large ensemble open to all Lourdes students
    • Lourdes A Cappella – a small, select vocal ensemble specializing in more advanced repertoire
  • Up to two formal concerts per semester
  • Additional University-related & Holiday Concerts
  • Student-led A Cappella Groups

Early Chorale Scholarships are awarded to current high school juniors and seniors! Scholarship funds are limited. Reserve yours today!



Athletic Band, Concert Band, Wolf Pack Jazz Band, and Small Ensembles

  • All Woodwinds
  • All Brass
  • All percussion

Limited Space for the Following:

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Bass (Double/Electric)


Enrich your university experience and résumé with a background in music. Lourdes offers core courses in music academics as well as private voice, piano, guitar, and other instruments.


Get rewarded for continuing your love of music!

Music scholarships are available to students of every major.

Open auditions are being scheduled for high school juniors and seniors.

Please contact Betsy Bellavia, Director of Vocal Music, at 419-205-5801 to schedule a visit and audition.

Music Ensembles


Lourdes offers students the opportunity to participate in instrumental and vocal music ensembles to supplement a liberal arts education and increase student involvement on campus.


The student-based Lourdes University Chorale is comprised of mixed voices that serves as the base for other vocal ensembles on campus. The LUC performs a variety of repertoire—traditional classical, jazz, popular, and world music—with a goal of enhancing students’ cultural and historical understanding through music and adding vibrancy to the Lourdes Community. Performance opportunities include formal and informal concerts throughout the university and community.


Lourdes A Cappella is a small, advanced vocal ensemble specializing in jazz and pop genres. A Cappella will perform in most performances with LUC, with a few additional performance opportunities. Members of this ensemble are required to participate in LUC and must be in LUC for at least one semester before being considered for A Cappella, unless with the permission of the director.


The Lourdes University Pep Band is an extracurricular instrumental ensemble that aims to increase school spirit through the Franciscan Values of Lourdes University. By embodying a community of learning, reverence and service, our band students gain the chance to become more involved on campus through performance opportunities. The pep band will perform a variety of musical genres at basketball and volleyball games as well as various University functions throughout the school year.

Song of Lourdes

Sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Francis


Lourdes University Fight Song

In the fall of 2010 the Lourdes community chose a fight song, Gray Wolf Spirit:

We are the Gray Wolves, come hear us howl We strive for vict’ry, we’re on the prowl
Out on the court or out in the field Gray Wolves fight and never yield
Gray Wolves are brave and Gray Wolves are bold Our loyalty will never grow old
Gray Wolves with fearless stride march forward with fearless pride
Fighting on for victory!

Music Faculty

Betsy Bellavia, M.M.

Betsy Bellavia, M.M.

Director of Vocal Music

Laurel Rosen-Weatherford, M.M., R.M.T.-B.C.

Laurel Rosen-Weatherford, M.M., R.M.T.-B.C.

Instructor of Music - Adjunct Faculty

Chad Schoen, M.A.

Chad Schoen, M.A.

Instructor of Music - Adjunct Faculty

Make a joyful noise.

Lourdes University blends a liberal arts-based education with Catholic and Franciscan traditions.

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