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Cast of Rent, a recent VAPA production

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

The mission of the Music Program at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is to educate students in music and music education; to offer liberal arts performance and classroom opportunities to all students, and to develop and provide musical events, performances, workshops and activities for all people within the region. The Music Program also provides many opportunities for students who were in high school performing groups and are majoring in other disciplines, to participate in University music performance organizations based upon their interests and abilities.

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.


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Vocal Audition Requirements

Instrumental and Keyboard Audition Requirements

2020-2021 Audition Dates

  • April 16, 2021

Drumline and Colorguard Audition Information

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