COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
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.
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.
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 and Human Sciences section of the University Catalog and discuss those requirements with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, College of Education and Human Sciences.
Music Industry Studies
The Music Industry Concentration is designed for the student who is interested in the current and emerging careers in various music and entertainment industries (such as audio production/engineering, sound and music for film and video games, radio, concert production, record label management, etc.) Students in this program will get real world hands-on experience with industry professionals through internships and capstone projects.