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Orchestral Studies

The LSU Orchestral Studies area provides a robust, fulfilling musical experience for students and the community. Audiences enjoy exciting and creative programming, while students have to opportunity to collaborate with artists, composers, and LSU’s world-renowned faculty. We offer a variety of opportunities for music majors and talented non-majors to study ensemble performance skills through a wide range of repertoire, and we serve as a resource for the greater orchestral and educational community of Louisiana.  The LSU Symphony Orchestra, the program’s flagship ensemble, is recognized as one of the premiere college orchestras in the Southeast for its artistic excellence, innovation, commitment to diversity, and collaboration. 




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Orchestra News

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David Saccardi Joins LSU Music

We are pleased to welcome David Saccardi as the new Assistant Professor of Music Education, beginning August 2022.

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Molly Redfield Joins LSU Music

We are pleased to welcome Molly Redfield as the new Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies, beginning August 2022.

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The Right Stuff

LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts alumnus William “Bill” Conti and his wife, LSU alumna Shelby Cox Conti, of Los Angeles, are giving their alma mater one of the university’s biggest in-kind gifts in history: the original scores from Bill’s prolific career as a composer and conductor.

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