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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


Anna Blake

Anna Blake, a junior vocal music minor, was crowned Miss Tech 2017. In addition to being crowned Miss Tech, Blake received awards for the highest score in the pageant's talent and swimsuit competitions. She studies with Dr. Lisa Maxedon, the head of Vocal Studies. Her father, Mack, is a Tech alum who was very involved in the music department during his days at Tech. Her mom, Shayla, is on the music faculty. Anna will be representing LA Tech this summer at the Miss Louisiana Pageant.

After a blind review by the Louisiana branch of the American Choral Directors Association, the Louisiana Tech University Chamber Singers have been invited to perform at the 2016 Louisiana ACDA State Convention in New Orleans on November 3-4. The Chamber Singers are under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music, Dr. John Petzet.

Music Events

  • Faculty Recital: Adam Johnson, Trombone
    Performance begins at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm on February 7 at Recital Hall, HCPA 215.
  • Shawn Naquin's Senior Recital
    Shawn Naquin's senior recital will run Friday, February 10 from 7:30 pm - 8:30pm at Recital Hall, HCPA 215.

  • RAMTA Solo Festival
    RAMTA Solo Festival will run Saturday, February 11 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Howard Auditorium.

  • Katie Nugent's Senior Recital
    RAMTA Solo Festival will run from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 12 at Recital Hall, HCPA 215.