LSU School of Music

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LSU School of Music
DirectorDr. James L. Byo
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
United States

Louisiana State University School of Music (LSU, commonly referred to 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 School of Theater. The college includes over 100 faculty and staff, over 600 majors, and offers wide range of degrees and curricular concentrations.

Recent Accomplishments[edit]

  • In 2002, the Louisiana State University Tiger Marching Band won the Sudler Trophy awarded by the John Philip Sousa Foundation, given to the top ranked college/university band in the nation. The Sudler Trophy is widely regarded as "the Heisman Trophy for bands."
  • A 2004 PhD in Music (Composition) graduate won the MNTA-Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year Award.[1]
  • In 2005, an associate professor of musicology received a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities.[2]
  • 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.


  1. ^ "MTNA Foundation, Awards Page". Archived from the original on 2008-07-07.
  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