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The LSU School of Music offers one of the nation’s most comprehensive music programs and serves as a cultural arts center for the state of Louisiana. Here, you’ll learn from acclaimed, expert faculty, as well as a world-renowned network of visiting artists who are innovators in their fields.

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Eric Lau Named Dean

Alumnus Returns to Baton Rouge

LSU has named alumnus Eric Lau the Dean of the College of Music & Dramatic Arts, effective July 1. Lau graduated summa cum laude from LSU with a bachelor’s degree in music and was a member of The Golden Band from Tigerland. He later received Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Michigan State University.

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Interview With LSU Academic Affairs

Moments in Music

LSU is pleased to welcome Carson King-Fournier as the new Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone, beginning August 2023.

We are pleased to welcome Christopher Trapani as the new Assistant Professor of Experimental Music & Digital Media, beginning January 2024.

LSU alumna Julie Giroux is a three-time Emmy Award-winning composer who continues to make waves in the world of music composition. As she returns to Baton Rouge for a Spring 2023 residency with the Department of Bands, we caught up with Giroux for a quick interview!

Upcoming Concerts & Events

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LSU Cares

LSU Cares is a university initiative dedicated to the well-being of students and promotion of a community that cares about each of its members. Using a CARE (Communicate, Assess, Refer, Educate) approach, staff review reports and provide appropriate resources in response. LSU Cares works with students to empower them to help students of concern and engage with victim support and advocacy resources.



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The LSU School of Music is proud to support Kids' Orchestra, a 501(c)3 organization building a community of creative and engaged students through music education in East Baton Rouge Parish.

As an El Sistema-inspired organization, Kids' Orchestra has adopted the guiding philosophy that music education can create great musicians and positively change the life trajectory of children in a given community. The organization works closely with our students and our school to provide elementary-age children with the opportunity to study music, learn an instrument, and practice the art of performance.

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