Orchestral Studies

Students participating in LSU's orchestral programs can look forward to a wide range of performance opportunities and exposure to world-class guest artists.

Pictured: LSU Symphony Orchestra with GRAMMY-winning guest artist Eighth Blackbird


Experience artistic excellence.

The LSU Orchestral Studies area provides a robust, fulfilling musical experience for students and the community. Audiences enjoy exciting and creative programming, while students have to opportunity to collaborate with artists, composers, and LSU’s world-renowned faculty.

We offer a variety of opportunities for music majors and talented non-majors to study ensemble performance skills through a wide range of repertoire, and we serve as a resource for the greater orchestral and educational community of Louisiana.  The LSU Symphony Orchestra, the program’s flagship ensemble, is recognized as one of the premiere college orchestras in the Southeast for its innovation, commitment to diversity, and collaboration. 

Orchestra News

We are excited to welcome award-winning new music ensemble Eighth Blackbird to LSU for a special concert, featuring composer Viet Cuong’s Vital Signs, among other works.

We are pleased to welcome David Saccardi as the new Assistant Professor of Music Education, beginning August 2022.

We are pleased to welcome Molly Redfield as the new Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies, beginning August 2022.