Department of Music and Performing Arts

Welcome to the Department of Music and Performing Arts, where our students experience a creative, fulfilling, and well-rounded academic and performing environment pursuing their goals in music and dance. The department offers diverse courses and ensembles seeking to prepare students to be leaders in their profession by studying with renowned faculty in performance, teaching, and research.

Department Highlights

Student potential is nurtured by over 35 faculty musicians and scholars who are leaders in their fields

A history of distinguished alumni holding prestigious positions nationally as performers and educators

Facilities include four performance venues, as well as a computer-assisted-instruction classroom and lab, an electric piano lab, recording facilities, and more

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Miranda Sensat

Into Bringing Music to Others

Music major Miranda Sensat is taking her first steps toward her dream career as a music professor.

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Contact Us

Department of Music and Performing Arts
Pottle Music Building, Room 102

SLU Box 10815
Hammond, LA 70402

(985) 549-2184


Department Head
Jeffrey Wright, Ph.D.