LSU Alumnus Eric Lau Named Dean of the College of Music & Dramatic Arts

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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!

With a new season just around the corner, it's time to meet the next generation of student leadership in the award-winning Golden Band From Tigerland. Join us in welcoming Trent McKinney, our drum major for 2023-2024!

Join festival participants, panelists, and LSU community members for this retrospective on the Han & Heung Festival, a unique fusion of the arts and social dialogue presented by the LSU School of Music in January 2023 and made possible by the Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research.

Recent School of Music graduate Mikeila McQueston, from the studios of Mara Gibson and Lori Bade, has been named a semi-finalist in the 2023 American Prize in Composition for vocal chamber music, for her work "The Minotaur."

Hana Beloglavec, Assistant Professor of Trombone, recently released a new album on the Summit label entitled "Bayou Home", a collection of works for trombone, piano and loop pedal featuring repertoire by diverse composers and voices, supported by an ATLAS grant.

LSU has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Challenge America award of $10,000. The grant will support the Collaborative Piano Institute at the LSU School of Music, a three-week annual summer program for up to 100 pianists, singers, composers, string instrumentalists and bassoonists.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has named Andreas Giger, Louise and Kenneth L. Kinney Professor of Opera and Musicology in the LSU School of Music, as the recipient of a grant to research and publish a critical edition of Pietro Mascagni’s opera Cavalleria rusticana (1890) with historical context and commentary.

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