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Scene from the recent VAPA production of She Loves Me.

The Sound of Today performs at all home football games.

The School of Visual and Performing Arts presents multiple staged productions every academic year.

The ULM Chamber Singers is a select group of 20-24 voices directed by Dr. Deborah Chandler.

Annual "Holidays at ULM" Concert

Our Mission

The University of Louisiana Monroe 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 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 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. Nicholas Bratcher, Director of the School of Visual and Performing Arts, or to the appropriate individual faculty.