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Whether you prefer to be in the spotlight or work behind the scenes, extensive opportunities are available to you in the LSU School of Music. Here, you’ll learn from acclaimed, expert faculty, as well as a world-renowned network of visiting artists who are innovators in their fields.

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Moments In Music

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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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The LSU School of Music is proud to support Kids' Orchestra, a 501(c)3 organization building a community of creative and engaged students through music education in East Baton Rouge Parish.

As an El Sistema-inspired organization, Kids' Orchestra has adopted the guiding philosophy that music education can create great musicians and positively change the life trajectory of children in a given community. The organization works closely with our students and our school to provide elementary-age children with the opportunity to study music, learn an instrument, and practice the art of performance.

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