Turner-Fischer Center Awarded American Prize for "Two Remain"
The American Prize has recognized the Turner-Fischer Center for Opera's production of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's Two Remain, awarding the Third Place American Prize in Opera Performance (College/University Division) for the September 2019 production. Based in part on the true stories of two survivors, Two Remain used the operatic medium to explore the lingering ghosts of Auschwitz and shine a light on those who never returned.
Daniel Isbell Awarded Modern Band Fellowship
Daniel Isbell, Associate Professor of Music Education, was recently awarded the Modern Band Higher Education Fellowship from Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization with the mission of restoring, expanding, and innovating music education, and bringing innovative and inclusive music education experiences to students.
LSU Creates Virtual Production Program for Real-Time Filmmaking
A five-year grant of $1.25 million from the LED Entertainment Development Fund will establish the LSU Virtual Production Program, a dedicated curriculum and production environment to cultivate a new generation of students fluent in the technologies and approaches of emerging media filmmaking.
2021-22 LSU Inclusive Repertoire Initiative Selections
We are pleased to announce our selection of composers and their works from the first-annual LSU Inclusive Repertoire Initiative. These selections will be performed and recorded by the Department of Bands concert ensembles during the 2021-22 academic year.
From The Director - July 2021
I hope you are all having a great summer. On this Friday in late July, the School of Music staff is readying things for the new school year. Likewise, the faculty are designing courses, preparing syllabi, making programming choices, planning recitals, and arranging an attractive guest artist line-up.
In Memoriam: Dinos Constantinides
We are deeply saddened to confirm that Dinos Constantinides, LSU Boyd Professor of Composition, passed away on July 20, 2021 at the age of 92.