The Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music with four possible concentrations: 1.) Liberal Arts Concentration, 2.) Performance Concentration, 3.) Instrumental Education Concentration, and 4.) Vocal Education Concentration. Each concentration contains a basic core of music theory, music history, keyboard, ensemble, and applied study. Students receive one-hour lessons every week on their primary instrument or voice. Click on the concentration listed below for a complete curriculum.
The Liberal Arts Concentration is designed for those desiring a liberal arts education with a concentration in music. Students who complete this degree plan build a solid foundation for a variety of careers in music. In addition students have the option to continue their studies at the graduate level.
The Performance Concentration is designed for those particularly interested in the performing and pedagogical aspects of their area of study: percussion, guitar, voice, keyboard, woodwinds, brass, or strings. Students completing the Performance Concentration often continue their studies at the graduate level.
The Education Concentrations are designed for those planning to teach music in the public schools. Upon completion of the degree, the graduate will be eligible for K-12 certification by the Louisiana Department of Education to teach vocal and/or instrumental music in the public schools.