Boot Camp | LSU School of Music

Music Boot Camp

The LSU Music Boot Camp is an intensive program designed specifically for incoming undergraduate music majors. This mandatory introduction program is focused on helping students make a smooth transition to the LSU School of Music and campus life prior to the start of the fall semester.


Dates: August 15 - 23

*Co-registration of the Music Boot Camp with other activities (offered during the same dates) such as Tiger Band Camp or STRIPES is prohibited.

Registration Deadline: August 1

Questions can be directed to Alexia Perez at or 225-578-6047.

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About Boot Camp

At LSU Music Boot Camp, participants will:

  • Learn important study skills
  • Participate in Music History and Theory lectures
  • Complete practice exams and review with faculty
  • Collaborate with faculty and peer mentors in a variety of engaging activities
  • Meet faculty, graduate students, and university staff in a relaxed, informal setting

Schedule and Activities

(All items listed below are tentative and subject to adjustment.)

  • Saturday
    • Program check-in
    • Tours of facilities and the LSU campus
    • Meet ‘n‘ Greet Brunch
  • Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    • Content intensive classes
    • Area specific workshops
    • Faculty-led group activities
    • Peer-led group activities
    • Campus Resource staff presentations 
  • Thursday
    • Practice Test sessions
    • Review and discussion of test results with faculty mentors
    • Final peer-led closing activities

Students in Music Boot Camp will be expected to attend all events during the days of the camp; evenings will be left free for students to participate in the larger LSU Community “Welcome Week” events.