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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.

Music Events

  • Love's Labor's Lost 
    This production starts on Monday of April 26th through 30th, and ends on May 1st. The April starting times are 7:30 pm and May 1st starts at 2:00 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm at the Howard Center of the Performing Arts. For additional information, please contact the Box Office at 318-257-3942.