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.
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.
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.