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About Us

In the University of Louisiana at Lafayette School of Music and Performing Arts, we bring together music, dance, and theatre to express ourselves as individuals, to enlighten our community about the world around us, and — of course — to entertain! Our school is full of students and faculty whose lives and careers are built around performing, and we want to share our passion for the arts with you.

We have more than 300 students in our undergraduate and graduate programs, and have dozens of performances a year, including large-scale theatre and dance productions, individual student recitals, ensemble and choir concerts, jam and improv sessions, and collaborations that bring our students and faculty together with others from across campus.

Our students and faculty compose, choreograph, and direct their own pieces for our annual concerts and productions. Throughout the year, we welcome Grammy-winning, Emmy-winning, and world-renowned artists to work with our students in master classes, on projects and for performances.

We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Performing Arts, with concentrations in dance and theatre, as well as multiple Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Music degree programs. Beyond the established music performance and studies concentrations, we also offer concentrations in music media, music business, and Louisiana's only traditional music program.

We would love for you to be a part of our school. Learn more about our undergraduate and graduate music programs, or explore our dance and theatre concentrations in performing arts. Contact us to set up a tour of the school and meet our faculty, and see what performances we have coming up!

Get Involved with Music & Performing Arts

At UL Lafayette, our joie de vivre is so closely tied to the arts — and we want you to be a part of it. Members of the public and students in other majors are welcome to audition for our dance productions and theatre productions. Non-music majors are welcome to audition for our choirs and ensembles.

Young children can take lessons through the School of Music and Performing Arts' Piano Pedagogy Lab Program, which pairs student teachers with children for group and private piano lessons.

If you're looking to simply enjoy our students' and faculty's work, check out our schedule of upcoming performances.