Department of Music

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 the 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".



Music Talent Scholarship Program

The Department of Music has an extensive Music Talent Scholarship Program for the Music Major. Scholarship Awards are considered by audition only (in person or by video/audio recording).

Special Programs

Xavier University of Louisiana Jazz Festival

Xavier University of Louisiana Jazz Festival The Xavier University of Louisiana Jazz Festival is a three-day event hosting various genres of the jazz art form. The event itself hosts an Evening Concert Series with a day scheduled for various clinics/workshop lectures. The Evening Concert Series specifically have themes featuring guest artists in performance with the final evening concert, hosting a jazz master with the Xavier University Jazz Ensemble. The final evening begins at midday with a Clinic/Workshop Series featuring established jazz artists presenting various topics of the jazz genre.


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