LSU alumni Ava Leavell Haymon and Cordell Haymon of Baton Rouge have made a $1.2 million gift to the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts to fund an endowed chair in music therapy, making LSU a leader in creating such a position. The Haymons’ gift, which will be eligible for $800,000 in competitive matching funds from the Louisiana Board of Regents, will establish the first music therapy program at a public university in Louisiana.
The LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts and LSU Department of Bands are pleased to announce that Frank B. Wickes, director of bands emeritus, will receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree at the university's spring 2019 commencement exercises, taking place Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11.
The LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts is pleased to present the Fall 2018 Commencement & Diploma Ceremony.
Two recent opera productions at the Turner-Fischer Center for Opera at LSU have received high honors from the National Opera Association, or NOA, as they announced the winners of the annual NOA Collegiate Opera Production Competition this week.
The Office of Recruitment & Diversity is pleased to introduce the Music Ambassadors program...
John Turner and Jerry Fischer's Gift to LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts is Largest in College's History, a Standout Nationwide
John Turner and Jerry Fischer have made a historic gift to strengthen the vitality of the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts' renowned opera program and on-campus recital hall. LSU Opera, established in 1931 as one of the country's first major opera programs at a university, is now one of only a handful of named university opera programs. Turner and Fischer's $4 million investment, the largest gift in the college's history, creates the John G. Turner and Jerry G. Fischer Center for Opera at LSU and will enable the renovation of the LSU School of Music Recital Hall--including the addition of the Paula G. Manship Concert Organ--to create a world-class facility for educating high-level artists who have a global impact.