Xavier University of Louisiana
Department of Music
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1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans,LA 70125-1098
The Department of Music has been pivotal in the history of the great musical culture of Louisiana. As the center of cultural activity in the College of Arts and Sciences here at Xavier University of Louisiana, it continues to be a significant force in developing great artists and educators who change lives around the world. Our music students participate in special programs such as the University Jazz Festival, Opera Workshop, and performances in various large, chamber, and small ensembles. Through specialized training and opportunities designed for the music major, you can study and develop your talents and skills to become a consummate professional. Students who excel may also find opportunities to perform with great orchestral, jazz, and operatic institutions around the New Orleans area. The faculty takes pride in offering a quality one-on-one experience for all of our students to appreciate. We know our students by monitoring their academic progress as well as their personal growth and development as musicians and musicologists. The Department of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, which has characterized our department as having a "close, family-like atmosphere where the students get the full attention of the faculty".
Notable Alumni Include:
Faculty Info: Tim Turner – D.M.A., Sr. Juliana Haynes S.B.S., M.M., Ph.D. (honoris causa), Marcus Ballard – D.M.A., John E. Ware – D.M.A., Aaron Mathews D.M.A, Travis Scott D.M.A., Sakinah Davis D.M.A., Jee Yeoun Ko D.M.A, Ms. Zena Ezeb.
Jazz Pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. Has Passed Away Due to Complications From the Coronavirus
April 02, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis has passed away at age 85. According to The New York Times, his death was due to complications of the coronavirus.
The Skivvies and More Are Heading to Joe's Pub in February
January 29, 2020
February is coming in HOT at Joe's Pub!
THE FARI CHRONICLES: A METROPOLIS STORY is Coming to Joe's Pub For One Night Only This February
January 21, 2020
Musical Theatre Factory will present a one night only evening, The Fari Chronicles: A Metropolis Story, showcasing work from the new afrofuturist musical, Metropolis, in concert on Sunday February 2, 2020, at 9:30pm.
Alex Boniello, Loren Allred, Molly Pope and More are Heading to Joe's Pub This Winter & Spring
January 13, 2020
This winter and spring, Joe's Pub a?" a program and venue of The Public Theater a?" is honoring new voices in musical theater through a variety of shows. From Broadway performers in concert to new musicals presented in the concert setting, there's something for every fan of musicals happening this season. Audiences are invited to celebrate the art of musical theater in non-conventional yet intimate ways with returning artists and new faces alike at Joe's Pub.
MassOpera Workshops New Opera FREEDOM RIDE in Concert
October 11, 2019
On Sunday, November 3, at 3 PM, at the Strand Theatre in Dorchester, MassOpera presents a special concert performance of Freedom Ride by Boston-based composer Dan Shore.
Beyonce Partners With Google to Announce 4 More Scholarships for Her Homecoming Scholars Award Program for 2018-2019
April 23, 2018
Beyonce, through her BeyGOOD initiative, announces a partnership with Google.org, the charitable arm of tech giant Google, to award four new scholarships as part of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program. The iconic performer also issues a challenge to other businesses to join Google.org in investing in excellence through education.
Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Announces Today's Events
March 24, 2018
Particularly in light of the 2016 documentary I Am Not Your Negro, author and civil rights activist James Baldwin is garnering new attention and appreciation for his astute analyses of race, class, and sexuality in U.S. culture. Our reading group will take up his groundbreaking semi-autobiographical first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953). Attendees are invited to read this seminal text that brought mid-20th Century African-American literature out of the shadow of Richard Wright while deftly exploring the post-Civil War Great Migration, its southern roots, its religious inflections, and its generational tensions. The suggested edition is the most recent paperback (ISBN 978-0345806543). Traditional New Orleans fare of coffee and beignets at Muriel's Jackson Square with lively discussion to follow led by Festival favorite and Southern literary scholar Gary Richards. Seating is limited to 50 persons; pre-registration is required.