School of Music

Music, Liberal Arts Concentration (BA)

The Liberal Arts Concentration is designed for the student who has a strong interest in music and also wishes to pursue a minor in another area. For their minor, music students will take 21 hours in another subject (as outlined in the University Catalog). Students choosing the Liberal Arts concentration are required to take four quarters in the same Modern Language.

Job Opportunities

  • Arts philanthropist
  • Arts supervisor
  • Music promoter
  • Booking agent
  • Broadcast coordinator
  • Museum music curator
  • Music blogger
  • Orchestra contractor/manager
  • Personal representative
  • Recording engineer
  • Sound designer/engineer
  • Teacher
  • Writer


Music, Performance Concentration (BA)

The Performance Concentration is designed for the student who is interested in the performing and pedagogical aspects of their training in their major instrument or voice. Students choosing the performance concentration are required to take a minimum of three quarters in the same Modern Language. Students must pass a performance jury at the end of the first year.

Job Opportunities:

  • Accompanist
  • Arranger
  • Band director
  • Instrumentalist
  • Instrument builder/designer
  • Lyricist
  • Music teacher
  • Vocal coach
  • Worship leader


Music, Music Education – Instrumental Concentration (BA) or Vocal Concentration (BA)

The Music Education Concentrations are designed for the student interested in becoming certified by the state of Louisiana to teach vocal or instrumental music education at the K-12 level. The program prepares tomorrow’s teachers to become excellent in their field, to develop and earn the professional expertise and the opportunity to equip both future citizens and whole communities for liberating, powerful musical lives. Students choosing this concentration are advised to read the requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program as outlined in the College of Education section of the University Catalog and discuss those requirements with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, College of Education.

Job Opportunities:

  • Music teacher, school or private
  • Music therapist
  • Sound technician
  • Broadcast/film/video
  • Arts administrator
  • Broadcast engineer
  • Radio producer