News & Announcements
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.
LSU has appointed Kristin Sosnowsky as interim dean of the College of Music & Dramatic Arts. This decision comes after the announcement that Dean Todd Queen has accepted the position of dean of the School of Music at Florida State University.
The LSU School of Music is pleased to announce that Scott Terrell will join the faculty as Associate Professor and Director of Orchestral Studies, beginning in January 2021.
UPDATED 8/18. A letter and Q&A with James Byo, Director of the LSU School of Music, on the upcoming semester.
BATON ROUGE – Marquis Who's Who presented Dr. Constantine (Dinos) Demetrios Constantinides with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
The CMDA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee has issued a statement regarding the recent situation with the federal government and international students.
LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts alumnus William “Bill” Conti and his wife, LSU alumna Shelby Cox Conti, of Los Angeles, are giving their alma mater one of the university’s biggest in-kind gifts in history: the original scores from Bill’s prolific career as a composer and conductor.
LSU School of Music’s Associate Professor of Composition Mara Gibson will pursue a unique music composition project for bassoon and orchestra inspired by the lithographs of M. C. Escher. She has been awarded a $32,300 grant from the Awards to Louisiana Artists and Scholars, or ATLAS, program of the Louisiana Board of Regents, to fund this project titled, “Escher Keys.”
LSU Boyd Professor of Piano and Jazz Studies Willis Delony has been named LSU’s honoree for the 2020 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.
Each spring semester, the LSU School of Music hosts an awards ceremony to recognize the continued achievements of our students on national and international levels, and to award certain merit scholarships provided by the extraordinary benefactors of our school. Due to the closure of the LSU campus, this year the Student Awards Ceremony is presented virtually, with commentary by James Byo, Director of the School of Music, and Todd Queen, Dean of the College of Music & Dramatic Arts.
The LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts and LSU Department of Bands are saddened to confirm the passing of Frank B. Wickes, LSU director of bands emeritus, at the age of 82.
The LSU School of Music and LSU Department of Bands are pleased to announce that Simon Holoweiko will join the faculty as Associate Director of Bands, beginning Fall 2020.
The faculty of the College of Music & Dramatic Arts are excited to present a new continuing education series, “Arts @ Home”, featuring regular videos by faculty members from our Schools of Music and Theatre!
We regret to inform our patrons and the community that, in conjunction with LSU’s shift to online instruction for the rest of the semester, ALL previously scheduled School of Music, School of Theatre, and Turner-Fischer Center for Opera productions and performances are cancelled for the rest of the spring 2020 semester. This also includes any workshops, festivals, or instrument days.
The LSU School of Music administration, in coordination with Professor Yung-Chiao Wei, has decided to cancel the 2020 Louisiana Bass Festival.