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Performance-  Prepares students to enter the world of professional music. This concentration is open to students on any band or orchestral instrument, piano, voice, or guitar. UL graduates in this area are self-employed, have joined service bands, performed with the New York City Opera, Metropolitan Opera Company, or pursued graduate study in performance.
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Theory/Composition-  Typically prepares students for a career as a composer, but may also prepare students for further study and an eventual career as a university level music theory teacher. This concentration is open to students on any band or orchestral instrument, piano, voice, or guitar. UL graduates in this area typically have compositions published even prior to graduation. Graduates' income may come from contracts with publishing companies as well as commissions from various musical groups
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Piano Pedagogy- Prepares students to become independent piano teachers.  Graduates in this area are typically self-employed, operating home studios where they teach either private lessons or in groups. Graduates from this program may also find employment teaching piano in private schools, music stores, and pre-college programs at universities throughout the country. Many students go on to study Piano Pedagogy at the Masters and the Doctoral level.  These students may pursue careers in higher education.
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Jazz Studies-  This is actually a branch of the performance concentration in which the performer specializes in the jazz idiom of performance. This concentration is open to instrumentalist on any band instrument, piano, or guitar.  University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduates in this area have gone on to perform with Army or Air Force bands as well as perform on luxury cruise ships, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra.  Some graduates have pursued graduate degrees in jazz or a related field. Still others are self-employed.
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Music Media-  Prepares students to enter the market place of the commercial music industry. This concentration is also open to students on any band or orchestral instrument, piano, voice, or guitar. Graduates in this area have been employed at recording studios, in the music licensing industry (BMI), and pursue graduate study.
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Applied Music Curriculum Guide


Bachelor of Arts in Music

Music Business Concentration-  The Music Business concentration helps prepare students to work in the music and entertainment industry in areas such as music production, management, marketing, and merchandising. [ Curriculum ]

Traditional Music Concentration-  The Traditional Music concentration is for students with some performance background who are interested in mastering traditional Cajun and Creole French music and becoming advocates for "traditional culture." [ Curriculum ]

 

Bachelor of Arts in Music Education

Music Education Coordinator - Mary Reichling - mreichling@louisiana.edu

Vocal Concentration-  Prepares students for certification as school choral directors. This concentration is open to vocalists. Graduates in this area typically have contracts with public school systems, or return to graduate school to further their training.
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Instrumental Concentration-  Prepares students for certification as school band or orchestra directors. This concentration is open to students on any band or orchestra instrument. Graduates in this area typically have contracts with public school systems, or return to graduate school to further their training.
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Master of Music

Graduate Studies Coordinator - Andrea Loewy - loewy@louisiana.edu

Performance- This concentration is intended primarily for students wishing to specialize on a specific instrument or voice, in either jazz or classical style. Students graduating with this concentration go on to careers as professional performers in orchestras, service bands, opera companies, or to further graduate study in preparation for teaching at the university level.
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Music Education- This concentration is intended primarily for school band or choral directors who are already certified and wish to enhance their credentials with a graduate degree. This degree is offered exclusively through the School of Music. Click here for
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Theory/Composition-  This concentration is intended primarily for students with strong backgrounds in music theory who wish to pursue careers as composers, or university instructors. Students graduating with this concentration go on to careers as professional composers or to further graduate study in preparation for teaching at the university level.
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Conducting-  This concentration is intended primarily for students wishing to pursue careers in the field of orchestral, band, or choral conducting. Students graduating with this concentration normally pursue further graduate study in preparation for teaching at the university level.
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Performance Pedagogy- The focus of this curriculum is the study of advanced pedagogy techniques, teaching special populations, and the performance practice and pedagogy of advanced piano literature. Students pursuing this concentration typically are pianists who are primarily interested in teaching rather than a career as a professional performer.
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