Students in the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts can look forward to a wide range of performance opportunities and exposure to world-class guest artists.

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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.



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Turner-Fischer Center Awarded American Prize for "Two Remain"

The American Prize has recognized the Turner-Fischer Center for Opera's production of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's Two Remain, awarding the Third Place American Prize in Opera Performance (College/University Division) for the September 2019 production. Based in part on the true stories of two survivors, Two Remain used the operatic medium to explore the lingering ghosts of Auschwitz and shine a light on those who never returned.

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Daniel Isbell Awarded Modern Band Fellowship

Daniel Isbell, Associate Professor of Music Education, was recently awarded the Modern Band Higher Education Fellowship from Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization with the mission of restoring, expanding, and innovating music education, and bringing innovative and inclusive music education experiences to students.

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LSU Creates Virtual Production Program for Real-Time Filmmaking

A five-year grant of $1.25 million from the LED Entertainment Development Fund will establish the LSU Virtual Production Program, a dedicated curriculum and production environment to cultivate a new generation of students fluent in the technologies and approaches of emerging media filmmaking.

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LSU Cares

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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