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How we shine...
We recently staged the world premiere of Sylvan Beach, an opera by ULM faculty member Dr. Mel Mobley
The ULM Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of Cordoba by Emmy award winning composer Julie Giroux
The Division of Music hosted the world renowned Ying String Quartet during the Fall semester
The Composer-In-Residence series has brought to campus internationally known composers
The ULM Band Department has hosted the U.S. Marine Band & U.S. Air Force Bands
Who to contact in Music
Dr. Derle Long,
Director, VAPA

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Bachelor of Music (B.M.) with concentrations within

About 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, music theatre, piano pedagogy, vocal music education, and instrumental music education. The School of Visual and Performing Arts also offers a minor in Dance.

What you can do with this degree:
The Bachelor of Music in composition and theory prepares a student for a career composing music for television, movies, musicals, opera, or commercial jingles. The degree also prepares a student for graduate study in the area., The Bachelor of Music in performance prepares at student for a career performing in professional orchestras, touring ensembles, musicals, professional opera companies, or acceptance into a military performing ensemble. The degree can also serve as preparation for a graduate degree in music performance.

What careers have our graduates pursued?
Composing for Movies and Television, Musicology, Performance in Orchestras and Military Bands, Public School Education

"music can bring people together in a fascinating way"
-Elizabeth Boston,
Vocal Music Performance Major

Our graduates have gone on to work at
A ULM graduate is Executive Director of the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, A ULM graduate is an orchestrator for Academy Award winning composer Chris Young, A ULM graduate is principal flute in the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, A ULM graduate performs with the Air Force Band of the Southwest

Where have our students gone on to graduate school?
Yale, University of North Texas, Texas Tech University, University of Texas-Austin

Get involved beyond the classroom:
Delta Omicron a national professional music fraternity, Phil Mu Alpha a national music fraternity, Music Educators National Conference student chapter, Kappa Kappa Psi national band fraternity, Tau Beta Sigma national band sorority, American Choral Directors Association

Student resources include
Music Computer lab, Music Technology laboratory, Smart Practice room, Music Resource Center that houses thousands of recordings of symphonies, band works, concertos, sonatas, choral works, and most every genre of music performance

Where are our faculty's interests?
Dr. Deborah Chandler and Dr. Jason Rinehart are hosts of music shows on KEDM, 90.3, Public Radio, hosted on the ULM campus. Mr. Louis Nabors is on the Board of Directors of the Houston Ebony Opera Association. Dr. Derle R. Long is involved in ongoing research in the area of music coincidence theory. Dr. Richard Seiler and Dr. Sandra Lunte have become regular collaborators with composers Libby Larsen and Eric Ewazen, Mr. Dan Sumner is developing a private guitar studio at ULM. The Black Bayou Faculty Brass Trio has toured Thailand. Many ULM music faculty perform regularly with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra, Longview (Texas) Symphony Orchestra, Shreveport (La.) Symphony, South Arkansas Symphony, Rapides (La.) Symphony, and the Jackson (Miss.) Symphony Orchestra.

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