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The Sound of TodayLayfield BannerBlack Bayou BrassCast of Rent, a recent VAPA production

Dr. James Layfield chosen as Hot Springs Music Festival mentor.

Black Bayou Brass, a resident faculty ensemble in the Department of Music.

The Department of Music, part of the School of Visual and Performing Arts, is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. ULM offers the Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in performance, theory and composition, musical theatre, piano pedagogy, and music education. Bachelor of Music degrees in music education lead to teaching certification in instrumental or vocal music.

The Department of Music is housed in the recently-renovated and state-of-the-art Biedenharn Hall. This building houses ample classroom, studio, and practice facilities in addition to the new 284-seat Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall, which boasts two 9’2’’ Fazioli concert grand pianos. Adjacent to Biedenharn Hall is the ULM Band Building, which contains an 8,000 square foot main rehearsal hall, an extensive band library, practice rooms, and percussion studio and rehearsal space.

Please follow the links at the top of each page to find more information about the Department of Music, the School of Visual and Performing Arts, and the University as a whole. Additional questions about our programs can be directed to Dr. Derle Long, Director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts, or to the appropriate individual faculty member.

News & Bulletins

Schedule an audition today! Download the appropriate application form here: Vocal, Instrumental, Keyboard

Current and Future Members of The Sound of Today Marching Band: Complete your "Intent to March Form"

"Command the Field" Drum Major and Leadership Camp is June 3-5, 2016: Download an application form here.

Sound of Today Drumline and Colorguard Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, April 16, 2016 Follow the links below for more information.

See the Sound of Today's new uniforms!


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