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Guest ArtistLayfield BannerBlack Bayou Brass

Guest Artist Christopher Moore with ULM faculty Aaron Witek and Richard Seiler

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

Register now for the 2016 Louisiana Clarinet Symposium, January 23 at the University of Louisiana at Monroe

Vocal, Instrumental, and Piano Audition Dates for Majors and Non-Majors

Download application forms: Vocal, Instrumental, Keyboard

  • Friday, October 30th, 2015 - 1:30pm
  • Friday, February 26th, 2016 - 1:30pm
  • Friday, March 18th, 2016 - 1:30pm
  • Friday, April 15th, 2016 - 1:30pm

See the Sound of Today's new uniforms here!

Sound of Today Members: Complete your "Intent to March" form here.

Applications for the 2015 ULM Drum Major and Leadership Camp are now available. Download one here.


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