2305 N. 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone 318.397.6717
  • Bry Art Gallery and the Art Program office are centrally located on the first floor of Bry Hall, the primary building of the ULM Art Program. Bry Hall houses studio classroom facilities for painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, printmaking and three dimensional design including a Mac lab with computers for 3-D and Photography.

  • The mission of the Theatre and Dance programs is to provide a balanced student-centered program of professional and pre-professional instruction as well as participatory opportunities for all students and area citizens regardless of interest or professional aspirations. Theatre & Dance at ULM will present performances, workshops, and events for the general public throughout the region to improve the cultural community as a whole.

  • The University Chorale, made up primarily of ULM Freshman and Sophomores, sings a variety of choral music and participates in two concerts during the year. Freshman must sing in the Chorale for two semesters before auditioning for the Concert Choir. The Chorale rehearses two days a week in the afternoons.The University Chorale is directed by Dr. Chandler. The Chorale also is opened to any and all students at ULM wishing to sing and make music, regardless of their major or degree track.

  • The Concert Choir is ULM’s premiere choral ensemble. Directed by Dr. Chandler, this auditioned choir performs a variety of literature both sacred and secular. In addition to the seasonal concerts given during the academic year, the group sings for and serves as one of the recruiting ensembles for the Music Program by performing at high schools and colleges in the area. The choir rehearses four days a week working through repertoire in sectional and combined rehearsal configurations.

  • Chamber Singers, formerly the Madrigalians, is a select group of 20-24 voices directed by Dr. Deborah Chandler and The group performs accompanied and a cappella music of all styles and periods. Chamber Singers are auditioned out of the concert choir. They give 1-2 chamber concerts on their own each year. They sing at social functions in the community and serve as a recruiting ensemble for the Music Program.

  • Louisiana Opera has established a unique and positive niche in the cultural landscape of Monroe: the operas are sung in Italian with projected English translations, and accompanied solely on piano by Richard Seiler, in order for the performances to be focused on singing and acting in the intimate Recital Hall at ULM. Functional furniture, costumes, and props are the tools that the actors use to make the action realistic and honest. The audience is close to the performers, and this feature allows the audience members to feel closer to the power of the singing/actors. Mark Ross Clark, Director and Producer, is the director of opera at ULM. He has run the Stockton (CA) Opera company, and has guest directed opera for the Cedar Rapids (IA) Opera, the Roanoke (VA) Opera, the Greensboro (NC) Opera, and the university operas of The University of Washington in Seattle, Pacific University, and the renowned Indiana University Opera Theater. Clark has also guest directed in Brazil, England, and for the National Theater in Taiwan. He continues to teach and direct in Italy, Mexico, and Germany. All generation of English “supratitle” projected translations are originated by Clark.

  • The Sound of Today is one of the most recognized college bands in the United States. The SOT performs at all home football games and travels to select out-of-town games with the ULM Warhawks football team. Membership is comprised of virtually every academic program on campus. SOT members enjoy financial assistance through the Band Talent Grant program. The amount of the talent grant is determined by an audition, the student's accomplishments prior to ULM, their major field of study, and the needs of the Music Program.

  • The Wind Ensemble is the premier instrumental performing group within the Music Program. Membership is by audition at the end of the Fall semester. The Wind Ensemble performs the most challenging literature for the wind band. Comprised of up to 52 of the most proficient wind and percussion players on campus, the Wind Ensemble performs several concerts on campus throughout the year and travels throughout Louisiana and surrounding states as musical ambassadors for the university.

  • The Symphonic Band performs several concerts on campus each year. Membership is by audition at the end of the Fall semester. The Symphonic band performs a wide variety of challenging literature for the wind band. Comprised of up to 75 highly proficient wind and percussion players, all Symphonic Band members qualify for band talent grants if they participated in Marching Band during the fall semester.

  • The Jazz Ensemble performs several concerts on campus throughout the year and travels throughout Louisiana and surrounding states as musical ambassadors for the university. Jazz Ensemble students qualify for additional talent grant money.

  • Performs at all home basketball games and selected away games, including the annual Sunbelt Conference tournament. Membership is selected by audition, and eligible students can receive an additional Talent Grant award for performing in this ensemble.

  • The ULM Percussion Ensemble is the premier percussion performing group within the Music Program. Membership is by appointment of the studio percussion professors. The Percussion Ensemble performs the most challenging literature for percussion instruments.

  • Black Bayou Brass has been a faculty ensemble in residence at the University of Louisiana at Monroe since 1971. An experienced and versatile professional ensemble, Black Bayou Brass performs regularly at ULM, throughout the northeast Louisiana community, and at numerous venues outside the state.

  • Lunte/Seiler Duo (Dr. Sandra Lunte, flute and Dr. Richard Seiler, piano) has performed since 1997 for national flute conventions, numerous sate and regional flute festivals and as guest artists at the University of Mississippi, Delta State University, Rhodes College, University of New Orleans, Northwestern State University and other institutions of higher learning across the south.

  • Trio Mélange (Dr. James Boldin, horn; Dr. Claire Vangelisti, soprano; Dr. Richard Seiler, piano) is composed of faculty members at the University of Louisiana Monroe, and is dedicated to promoting and performing new music for soprano, horn, and piano. Recent performances include the 2017 and 2018 New Music on the Bayou Summer Festivals, the 48th International Horn Symposium, and guest recitals at Centenary College of Louisiana, Stephen F. Austin State University, and the University of Texas at Tyler.

  • Clarinetist Dr. Scot A Humes and Steinway Artist, Tania Tachkova. The duo has given master classes and recital tours throughout the USA, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. duo per se will record and release their first cd recording is 2021, comprised of works composed for them, among others.

  • The mission of the ULM Dance Repertory Ensemble is to develop art, artists, and an audience for all forms of dance through education, creative experiences, and performances. Involvement allows students to develop skills in choreographic design, dance style, movement quality and musicality, all under performance conditions. Works, choreographed by faculty, guest artists and students, in the primary concert dance forms of ballet, modern, jazz, and tap are produced, allowing for a diverse and moving performance season.

  • Bayou Belle, Warhawk Singers, Concert Band, Flute Choir, NELA Clarinet Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, NELA Horn Ensemble, Trombone Ensemble, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, Brass Choir, Lagniappe Brass

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2305 N. 7th Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone 318.397.6717

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