Get involved! We encourage all of our students to connect with the various student and professional organizations associated with the School of Music.
American Choral Directors Association
The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a professional, nonprofit music-education organization. The goal of the organization is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. It also works to improve choral music’s position in American society. The organization was founded in 1959.
The Music and Dramatic Arts College Council serves as a liaison between Music and Dramatic Arts students, faculty, staff, and Student Government. A core value and passion of the Council is improving student’s college experience. By raising money, putting on interactive events, and publicizing talents, the Council provides open lines of communication for student voices to be heard. Councils usually consist of five representatives, who are elected at Student Government’s spring and fall elections.
Kappa Kappa Psi - Beta Gamma Chapter
Kappa Kappa Psi is an honorary service fraternity that serves the college or university band programs through service projects, fundraisers, social events, and other projects as needed. The fraternity is located at more than 150 colleges and universities.
The Beta Gamma chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi was formed at LSU on May 16, 1948. In 1988, the chapter merged with LSU’s chapter of Tau Beta Sigma, the national honorary service sorority for college bands, and created a unified, co-ed organization. The Beta Gamma chapter serves the Department of Bands and the School of Music. Students interested in becoming members may submit applications to join at the beginning of each semester.
The mission of the Kids' Orchestra is to build a community of creative, confident, and socially engaged students through music education. We serve elementary-age children across East Baton Rouge Parish and provide them with the opportunity to study music, learn an instrument, and practice the art of performance. As an El Sistema-inspired organization, we have adopted the guiding philosophy that music education can create great musicians and positively change the life trajectory of children in a given community.
Sigma Alpha Iota - Sigma Phi Chapter
Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI), an international music fraternity for women, was organized in 1903 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The organization and its members foster interests in music and promote social contact among persons sharing this interest. The Sigma Phi chapter was founded at LSU in 1926.
The Sigma Phi chapter recruits new members during both the fall and spring semesters. LSU students interested in joining SAI must be enrolled as a full-time student, must have taken at least one music course, must have a minimum of a 2.5 grade-point average, and must have a great love of music. Students may not join during their first semesters but are encouraged to apply for admission during their following semesters.