CHANGING THE WORLD THROUGH THE ARTS
Tomorrow's Talent Today
For more than a century, LSU has cultivated a rich tradition of musical and theatrical art forms.
We proudly carry that heritage into the 21st century, preparing our students for modern leadership roles and careers in the performing arts, as well as providing outreach and cultural enrichment to the community at-large. Mentoring and guiding our students are the unparalleled faculty of the School of Music and the School of Theatre, comprised of renowned scholars, stellar performers, vibrant creators, and inspiring teachers with active careers and international reputations for excellence.
Get To Know Dean Eric Lau
Alumnus Returns to Baton Rouge
School of Music alumnus Eric Lau was named Dean of the College of Music & Dramatic Arts in July 2023. 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.
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 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.