CHANGING THE WORLD THROUGH THE ARTS
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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.
Join festival participants, panelists, and LSU community members for this retrospective on the Han & Heung Festival, a unique fusion of the arts and social dialogue presented by the LSU School of Music in January 2023 and made possible by the Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research.
Recent School of Music graduate Mikeila McQueston, from the studios of Mara Gibson and Lori Bade, has been named a semi-finalist in the 2023 American Prize in Composition for vocal chamber music, for her work "The Minotaur."
Hana Beloglavec, Assistant Professor of Trombone, recently released a new album on the Summit label entitled "Bayou Home", a collection of works for trombone, piano and loop pedal featuring repertoire by diverse composers and voices, supported by an ATLAS grant.
LSU has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Challenge America award of $10,000. The grant will support the Collaborative Piano Institute at the LSU School of Music, a three-week annual summer program for up to 100 pianists, singers, composers, string instrumentalists and bassoonists.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has named Andreas Giger, Louise and Kenneth L. Kinney Professor of Opera and Musicology in the LSU School of Music, as the recipient of a grant to research and publish a critical edition of Pietro Mascagni’s opera Cavalleria rusticana (1890) with historical context and commentary.
Four-time Grammy-nominated zydeco musician and LSU alumnus Sean Ardoin’s new album, “Full Circle,” which featured a historic collaboration with LSU’s Tiger Marching Band, has been nominated for a Grammy award for Best Regional Roots Music Album, the Recording Academy announced Tuesday.
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.
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