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.


  • As the first music department in Louisiana to be certified by the National Association of Schools of Music, the department boasts a lengthy heritage of excellence in the training of educators and professional musicians

  • 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

  • Offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of areas, as well as minors in Music or Choreography and Contemporary Dance Performance



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