About the Music Program
Arts on the NorthshoreSoutheastern's Music Program is known throughout the state as a leading training ground for aspiring performers and educators. An outstanding faculty of more than 40 artists and scholars provide guidance and instruction in music performance and pedagogy. Our instructors are known for their devotion to teaching, excellent performances, creation of new works and research endeavors. The Music Program teaches students from throughout the country and around the world.
The Music Program offers undergraduate degrees in music performance and education, a minor in music, and a music concentration as part of the General Studies program. Graduate degrees in Performance and Theory are also offered.
There are 6 Bands: Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Basketball Band,
two Jazz Ensembles
There are 4 Choirs: Concert Choir, Northshore Chorale, University Chorus, Women’s Chorale
There is the Chamber Orchestra
Southeastern Opera / Musical Theatre Workshop
Community Music School
The Community Music School (CMS) is a major outreach arm of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. It serves more than 200 individuals from throughout the Northshore Region. Classes, lessons, programs and camps serve those of all ages and abilities in the community. The CMS is located in the Ralph R. Pottle Music Building, and operates satellite programs at the St. Tammany Center, and Livingston Literacy and Technology Center.
The Ralph R. Pottle Music Building and its adjoining Music Building Annex (added in 1981) include two performance venues, numerous classrooms, a computer-assisted-instruction classroom and lab, an electric piano lab, recording facilities, rehearsal spaces, private teaching studios and practice rooms.
Campus Performance Venues
Columbia Theatre (seats 844)
Ralph R. Pottle Music Building Auditorium (seats 562)
Music Building Recital Hall (seats 235)
Vonnie Bordon Theatre (seats 450)
Performance Circle (outdoor performance area)