Recent Composition Area Accomplishments


Explore this page to learn more about the student composers of the LSU Composition Area and their current works, recent accomplishments, and more.

Doctoral Students

  • A Synthesis of Contemporary Music Composition Pedagogy Practices for the Undergraduate and Graduate Level Sequences, and An Exploration of Time, Sound, and Space: An Aleatoric Event Score in Collaboration with the LSU Museum of Art
  • Nominated to represent LSU for competing in the CGS/ProQuest (Council of Graduate Schools) in the Arts and Humanities area.

  • Wagner Duarte
  • Treya Nash
  • Aarón González
  • Omar Ramirez
  • Andrew Farrer

Masters Students

  • Link Coming Soon

  • Bryan Armond
  • Jalia Payne
  • Kenneth Schafer
  • Isabelle Temperville

Composition Minors

Devin Bureau (MM, Choral Conducting)
Tamyka Jordan (PhD, Music Theory)
Thomas Kim (DMA, Clarinet Performance)
Landon Viator (PhD, EMDM)
Shane Courville (DMA, Trumpet Performance)
Katie DeLaMare (DMA, Cello Performance)
David Walters (DMA, Choral Conducting)
Johan Pepper (DMA, Violin Performance)
Ivy Yizi Xu (DMA, EMDM)
William Thompson (DMA, EMDM)
Austin Franklin (DMA, EMDM)
Matthew Bardin (DMA, EMDM)
Mason Cox (DMA, EMDM)

Honors College Thesis Students

Conrad Foreman (in progress)
Joseph Brooks (in progress)

Graduate Program Admittances

  • New York University Tisch School (Musical Theatre)
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City
  • Peabody Conservatory
  • Hart School of Music
  • Boston Conservatory of Music
  • New York University Film Scoring
  • University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • University of Houston
  • University of Michigan

Job Positions Attained

  • McNeese State University
  • Louisiana Technical University
  • Mississippi State University
  • Mälardalen University
  • Idaho State University
  • Vassar College
  • Royal College of Music, Stockholm
  • Lenior Rhyne University

Summer Programs & Conferences Attended

  • The American Prize
  • Atlantic Music Festival
  • Alba Music Festival
  • Bent Frequency - underscore
  • Brevard Music Center
  • Carnegie Hall Performances With CNME
  • Charlotte New Music Festival
  • Choral Arts Initiative
  • Choral Association of Japan
  • Civic Orchestra of Baton Rouge
  • Composer in Residence at University Presbyterain Church
  • Cortona Reading Session
  • Electric Four Corners New Music x CPI
  • Ensemble Ipse
  • LaTex
  • Highscore
  • Hypercube Composition Lab
  • Iceberg New Music
  • Millinium Composers Initiative
  • Morton Gould Composer Award
  • Mostly Modern Festival
  • Multiple Commissions from Tampa Homegrown and Vermillion Duet
  • National Association of Teacher's Singing
  • National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Festival
  • N.E.O. Voice Festival
  • New Music on the Bayou
  • New Music on the Point
  • New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Community Partnership Grant
  • New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
  • NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression)
  • Norfolk New Music
  • NYU Screen Scoring Workshop
  • ORTUS International New Music Competition
  • Penn State New Music Festival
  • SCI Regional and National Conferences
  • Sewanee Summer Music Festival
  • Sound/Sight Art Collaboration
  • Splice Music Festival
  • UMKC Summer Composition Workshop
  • Versipel New Music
  • Viva 21st Century 50/50 Marathon
  • Walden Creative Musicians Retreat