Choral and pep band



  • 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!



  • Pep Band
  • WGI Indoor Winds (Competitive Indoor


Each incoming student is eligible for instrumental music scholarships!

For most instruments, no audition is required!


  • All Woodwinds
  • All Brass
  • All percussion

Limited Space for the Following:

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Bass (Double/Electric)

Music Minor

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.

More Information

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 one of the Lourdes University music directors to schedule a visit and audition:

Betsy Bellavia
Director of Choral Activities and Recruiter
Recruitment Territory: Northwestern Ohio, recruit music students for the Choral and Band Programs, Director of the Choral Department (Chorale and A cappella Choirs).
Current City: Perrysburg, Ohio
Why I Chose Lourdes: I chose Lourdes because I wanted to help continue the growth of the music program in a fine institution like Lourdes University. After graduating with my Master’s in Choral Conducting, the opportunity presented itself at just the perfect time in my life! I am excited to be on this loving, Christian campus that has an excellent reputation as a university. The small private school atmosphere allows for so much one-on-one guidance that isn’t available to students at larger schools. I plan to continue to grow the music program and make beautiful music with the singers here at Lourdes.

Hobbies and Interests: I am quite involved in my church (my husband is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Greater Toledo) singing in the Praise Band. I love to be with my family of 4 sons and 3 grandchildren, as well as spending time with my siblings and mother and extended family. I also love to swim! It is my sport of choice!
Favorite Quotes: Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who Strengthens me.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Life Ambitions: I wish for others to know Christ through me, I want to love and care for my family that means the world to me, and to have an impact on the lives of my students while making beautiful music and seeking musical excellence.
Work: 419-517-8417
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Justin T. Kelley

Justin T. Kelley
Pep Band Director
Work: 419-824-3772
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