Welcome to the Department of Music!
Northwestern State is an exciting and vibrant university which takes great pride in its Music program. Students from across the University participate in and attend many of the events sponsored by the NSU Department of Music.
Our numerous performing ensembles (bands, choirs, orchestras, etc.) consist of both Music majors and students majoring in other fields of study. Concerts, recitals, touring groups, guest artists and ensembles all contribute to an exciting and vibrant cultural life on campus and throughout northwest Louisiana.
Teaching music in Public Secondary Schools
Teaching music in Private Elementary Schools
Teaching music in Private Secondary Schools
Private Studio Lessons
Employed by Music Stores to teach private lessons.
Employed by Music Stores who sell music and instruments and need people with musical training who know about their products.
Work in churches as Directors, Organists, or Ministers of Music.
Play with symphony orchestras, wind ensembles, or jazz ensembles.
Play or sing in military ensembles
Pursue graduate training in music or music education
Teach at colleges or universities.
Sing with professional opera companies or in a variety of vocal ensembles.
Perform as soloists or with ensembles on cruise ships.
Pursue graduate training in Arts Management.
If you are planning on becoming a Music Major, please read this document carefully: Theory Diagnostic Exam Information
Take your time and explore this website, taking in all of the performing opportunities and music degrees we offer. Contact one of the NSU Music Faculty or Administration and discuss your interests. Visit our campus, schedule an audition, tour our outstanding facilities, find out about scholarship possibilities, attend a concert, rehearsal, class, or private lesson. You owe it to yourself to discover the possibilities that await you in this exciting field.