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Music Education Concentration

Music Education Faculty Melissa Brunkan instructing students at National Audition Day.

Music Education Faculty Dr. Melissa Brunkan instructs students during National Audition Day.

The Music Education Program in the School of Music is among the most highly regarded in the nation. Situated in a long tradition of excellence, the program combines an outstanding faculty of music education specialists with the artistry of performing musicians and conductors, the scholarship of music theorists and historians, a strong liberal arts component, and a consistently high-quality body of undergraduate and graduate students.

The program in music education is known for its comprehensive, field-based curriculum, an outstanding record of accomplishment by its graduates, and the research expertise of its faculty—expertise that satisfies the practical needs of pre-service and in-service teachers while leading the music teaching “culture” forward. We pride ourselves in the synergistic relationship of research and practice, one that provides a solid foundation for the year to year, day to day, and moment to moment decision-making inherent in music teaching.

Upcoming Event: Making Music With Ease Workshop
Coming in May 2017! Making Music with Ease is an interactive workshop is designed for music performers and teachers who wish to reduce tension, pain, and stress while increasing efficient, coordinated body movements.

Workshop Details

Study Abroad Program
Discover more about our music education initiatives outside the United States.

Program Information

Learn about LSU Music Education alumni and their positions in higher education.

Alumni Accomplishments

Theses and Dissertations
LSU Music Education graduates and their dissertations/theses.

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Music Education Faculty

Learn about faculty members in the music education concentration.

Learn More About Our Faculty

NAfME: The National Association for Music Education

NAfME: The National Association for Music Education is the professional organization for music educators. As a collegiate member of NAfME, you have opportunities to network with active music educators, discover new teaching methods and techniques, attend workshops and clinics, foster collegial relationships with fellow students, and participate in activities that will prepare you for your career. Collegiate NAfME members have networking opportunities which play a significant role in getting job interviews, landing jobs, and succeeding in their careers as music educators.

Anyone interested in music education is welcome to join the LSU Collegiate Chapter of NAfME. Meetings are held once a month and focus on topics such as professional development, advancements and innovations in music education, insights into the professional world, and leadership skills.

Visit the NAfME website

News and Photos
News and updates in the Music Education Area

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Dr. James Byo
Area Coordinator or 225-578-2593