LSU School of Music

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LSU School of Music
Established 1931
Type Public
Director Stephen David Beck
Students 410
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, United States

Louisiana State University School of Music (LSU, commonly referred as LSU School of Music) is a music school located on the northwestern side of the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. The school is part of LSU's College of Music & Dramatic Arts, which also includes the LSU Department of Theater. The college includes almost 100 faculty and staff, over 600 majors, and offers wide range of degrees and curricular concentrations.

Recent Accomplishments[edit]

  • A 2004 PhD in Music (Composition) graduate won the MNTA-Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year Award.[1]
  • In 2006, Swine Palace Swine Palace, the University’s full-time professional, equity theater company received the YWCA Racial Justice Award, the first for an arts organization in the State of Louisiana.[3] In the same year it received the 2006 Louisiana Governor's Arts Award for Large Arts Organizations.
  • The LSU A Cappella Choir was the featured university choral group at the finale concert for the ACDA Annual Convention at the Walt Disney Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles.
  • In 2007, Swine Palace was awarded its third NEA grant for the world premiere of Ping Chong’s drama, COCKTAIL. That same year, the company was also the recipient of an EST Sloan Grant and its second Shubert Foundation grant; in the past five years, Swine Palace has received more than $1.2 million in unearned income.


  1. ^ "MTNA Foundation, Awards Page". 
  2. ^ "LSU News – "Hitting a High Note," Apr.28,2005". 
  3. ^ "YWCA (Baton Rouge, La.) News Release, Sept.28,2006". 
  4. ^ "LSU Media Relations news release, Apr. 18,2008". 

External links[edit]

Official website

Coordinates: 30°25′00″N 91°10′42″W / 30.416587°N 91.178412°W / 30.416587; -91.178412