24 months
29452 USD/year
29452 USD/year
12537 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Louisiana State University School of Music Orchestral Studies programme supports a wide array of orchestral activities including a full symphony, chamber orchestra, and opera orchestra.


About the programme

Additionally, the Orchestral Studies program of Louisiana State University hosts the recently renovated Lucile Blum Lending Library, which is a substantial collection of orchestral scores and parts. The Blum Collection provides academic and professional orchestras the opportunity to rent scores and instrument parts during the academic year.

Each year the LSU Symphony Orchestra holds a competition to select outstanding student soloists to be provided with an opportunity to perform with the orchestra on its annual concerto concert. First, second, and the third prize winners receive a cash award of $1000, $500, and $250, respectively, and all winners receive a certificate from the Director of the School of Music.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classical concerts
  • Chamber orchestra performances
  • Music
  • Music History
  • Turner-Fischer Center for Opera Productions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a foreign institution. 
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (A = 4.0) on all undergraduate work (or in the final 64 credit hours) and any graduate work already completed.
  • Acceptable GRE or GMAT scores. 
  • A copy of the name page of your passport.
  • A completed Affidavit of Support and supporting financial documents (required to process forms for F-1 and J-1 visas). Note: Your application will be processed even if your financial documents are not included.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29452 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    29452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29452 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12537 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12537 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Baton Rouge

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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