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Cast of Rent, a recent VAPA production

Black Bayou Brass, Resident Faculty Brass Ensemble

The Music Program, 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, piano pedagogy, and music education. Bachelor of Music degrees in music education lead to teaching certification in instrumental or vocal music.

The Music Program 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 Music Program, 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

Information on Summer Music Camps

"Command the Field" Drum Major and Leadership Camp


Drum Major Camp 2017


High School Flute Camp

Sound of Today Drumline and Colorguard Auditions are March 25th 2017! See below for more information.

Drumline Audition Information

Colorguard Audition Information

*There will also be an alternate Colorguard tryout date on April 8 for those students who are involved with winter guard competitions on March 25. The times will be the same.

Drumline Auditions


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

Audition Dates for 2016-2017 are:

  • February 17, 2017
  • March 24, 2017
  • April 7, 2017

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

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