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College of Liberal Arts - Louisiana Tech University

of Music

Department of Music


The Department of Music at Louisiana Tech is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers a full range of courses and performance opportunities for students wishing to continue their music education at the college level. Music majors select one of four possible concentrations: Performance, Music Education (Vocal or Instrumental), Composition, or Liberal Arts. Our mission is four-fold:

  • To lay the foundation for personal growth in music performance, pedagogy, and education.
  • To foster the development of knowledge, skills, achievement, and integrity in the field of music.
  • To enrich the cultural life of the campus and surrounding communities.
  • To maintain the highest quality of academic, performance, and professional standards for students and faculty 

We welcome students from all majors to audition and participate in our performing ensembles. Visit the Audition Requirements page and the Prospective Students page to learn more about scheduling an audition.

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about music study at Louisiana Tech and to learn about upcoming performances by our outstanding faculty and student performers.


Dr. Randall Sorensen, Coordinator of Music
James Alvey Smith Endowed Professorship


Two original works by Dr. Joe L. Alexander, Professor of Music and Head of Theory/Composition & Low Brass, were recently performed at the 2016 Southeastern Composers League Forum held at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina on February 19-20.

Another composition by Dr. Alexander was selected for performance at the Southern Chapter meeting of the College Music Society at Birmingham Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama on February 18.

Tech Music Graduates

If you have received a music degree from Louisiana Tech, please take this brief survey and help us with our re-accreditation process.

Tech Music Alumni Survey

Music Events

  • Honor's Recital Concert
    This event begins at 7:30 pm on Friday, May 6th. It will go from 7:30 - 10:00 pm in Howard Auditorium.

  • Percussion Ensemble Concert
    This event is Monday, May 9th. It starts at 7:30 pm and ends at 9:00 pm that night in Howard Auditorium.

  • String Area Recital
    This event starts at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 10th in the Recital Hall of Howard Auditorium. It goes from 7:30 - 8:30 pm.

  • Jazz Ensemble Concert
    This event is Thursday, May 12th. It starts at 7:30 pm and goes until 9:00 pm at Howard Auditorium.

  • Symphonic Band Spring Concert
    This event is Saturday, May 14th. It starts at 2:00 pm and goes until 5:00 pm in Howard Auditorium.

  • Choir Concert
    This event is Saturday, May 14th. It starts at 7:30 pm and goes until 10:00 pm in Howard Auditorium.