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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 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

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

Audition dates for 2018-2019 are as follows:

  • November 2, 1:30 p.m.
  • February 8, 1:30 p.m.
  • March 22, 1:30 p.m.
  • April 12, 1:30 p.m.

Scholarship Information

Sound of Today Members: Download important information and the Pre-Band Schedule below!

Fall 2018 Drumline and Colorguard Auditions are Saturday, April 21. Click the links below for more information.

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Join us for Visual and Performing Arts Day on October 17! For more information and registration, click here.

VAPA Day 2018