Announcing the LSU Inclusive Repertoire Initiative

Announcing the LSU Inclusive Repertoire Initiative


The Louisiana State University (LSU) Department of Bands is issuing a call for scores by underrepresented composers to be performed and recorded by the concert ensembles during the 2021-22 academic year. We believe it is our responsibility to support, encourage, and promote music and composers from historically marginalized communities and to program repertoire that reflects the diverse makeup of our student body. Submitted scores will be reviewed by members of the LSU faculty/staff and selected pieces will be programmed throughout the year.  

Submitted pieces are not limited to new compositions. All original compositions in the catalog of an underrepresented composer with a minimum of 10 players will be reviewed. Details specifying underrepresented criteria are available on the entry form: 

Please submit materials by June 15th, 2021. Composers of selected pieces will be notified via email by August 1st, 2021. We hope you will share this information with those who may be interested and consider being a part of music at LSU. 

For questions, please contact us via email at: