Broaden your thinking.
The Musicology Program at the LSU School of Music is known for stressing diversity and flexibility of approach while providing a firm grounding in historical and theoretical methods. Students choose their coursework from a broad roster of offerings, including seminars on specialized topics of faculty research. The innovative and collegial faculty, which has been recognized with university-wide teaching awards, works with students to develop techniques of independent research and critical thinking, preparing them for success in a broad array of careers.
Students participate in the organization of LSU’s Biennial Music Colloquium and, as a culmination of their work as TAs, teach courses as instructors of record. As part of LSU’s Music Forum, they interact with prominent scholars from all over the United States; recent guests have included J. Peter Burkholder, Ellen T. Harris, James Hepokoski, Thomas J. Mathiesen, Simon Morrison, Rob Wegman, and Susan Youens. Students also become active in the American Musicological Society and one of its most successful chapters, the AMS-S. A vibrant concert life, both on and off campus, allows students the opportunities to continue to pursue their own interests in music performance.