College Newsroom

The lobbies of the Music & Dramatic Arts building, School of Music, and Tiger Band Hall will soon feature a helpful new interactive digital kiosk experience for students and patrons alike, built by LSU College of Engineering undergraduate student Caleb Langley.

The LSU School of Music and LSU Department of Bands are pleased to announce Weston Lewis will continue in his role as Assistant Director of Bands.

LSU is pleased to welcome Andrew W. Parker as Assistant Professor of Oboe, beginning in August 2024.

The LSU School of Music is pleased to announce the official launch of the Bachelor of Music Therapy degree program, accepting students for Fall 2024 entry.

LSU is pleased to welcome Kendra Wheeler as Assistant Professor of Saxophone, beginning in August 2024.

LSU's Paula G. Manship Professor and Director of Bands Damon Talley was elected to membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association (ABA), considered one of the highest honors in the nation for a wind band conductor.

LSU is pleased to welcome mezzo-soprano Lindsay Kate Brown as Assistant Professor of Voice, beginning in August 2024.

Earlier this February, Dr. David Saccardi, Assistant Professor of Music Education, and several graduate students from LSU's Music Education area attended the Mid-South Music Education Research Symposium, held at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

LSU is partnering with the New Orleans Jazz Museum and Arts Council of Baton Rouge to showcase the significant contributions of female jazz composers and musicians in a two-part concert series.

We are pleased to welcome David Dockan and Faith Hall as the newest Assistant Professors of Music Education, beginning August 2024.

LSU opera alumnus Paul Groves performed in the Metropolitan Opera's GRAMMY-winning production of "Champion.", recognized at the 2024 Recording Academy GRAMMY Awards.

The 2024 edition of the Stately Oaks Music Festival – a multi-day immersive camp for middle and high school musicians – set an attendance record, with nearly 400 students participating. New for this year, the Festival welcomed string musicians and presented two orchestral ensembles.

After a competitive proposal submission process, matching grant funding has been awarded to seven faculty members in the School of Music and School of Theatre to support their ongoing research and creative activities.

The Turner-Fischer Center for Opera was awarded 1st place in the National Opera Association's scenes competition – their seventh consecutive win since 2018 – for their performance of the second act quintet from "The Magic Flute" (Die Zauberflöte).

LSU Assistant Professor of Music Education David Saccardi was recently named an AI/Data Analytics Fellow by LSU's Office of Data & Strategic Analytics, charged with developing AI and data-driven solutions to pressing higher education issues.

LSU Associate Professor of Jazz Studies Doug Stone recently published "Stepping Stones," a book of techniques to help developing jazz musicians build their improvisation skills.

LSU is excited to welcome Weston Lewis back to LSU as Visiting Assistant Director of Bands for the upcoming year.

Recent School of Music doctoral graduate Gabriela Gómez Estévez, from the studio of Scott Terrell, has been named Assistant Professor and Director of Orchestras at Cornell University.

Graduate conducting students Emmanuel Rodriguez (Department of Bands) and Francis Ku (Orchestral Studies) have been selected as conducting fellows for the Reynolds Conducting Institute at the 2023 Midwest Clinic in Chicago.

LSU is pleased to welcome Stuart Breczinski as the new Visiting Assistant Professor of Oboe, beginning August 2023.

The LSU Symphonic Winds has been chosen as one of seven collegiate ensembles to perform at the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Southern Division Conference, to be hosted at the University of Memphis in February 2024.