Polish your skills in music with professional musicians

The Hurley School of Music provides the highest quality training and development of music students in the context of a liberal arts college.

Welcome to the Hurley School of Music! Music majors at Centenary College study in an all-undergraduate environment. This focus on undergraduates gives students many opportunities to perform as soloists, lead groups as a conductor, participate in ensembles, or act in stage roles. When students graduate from Centenary, their music résumés are full of quality experiences that prepare them for careers or graduate school.

With two choirs, orchestra, opera and music theatre productions, and various chamber experiences, students have a broad range of ensemble opportunities to explore.

We offer a Bachelor of Arts degree for vocalists, instrumentalists and keyboard players with optional concentrations in:

  • Performance
  • Choral Music
  • Sacred Music
  • Composition

We also offer a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music Education (K–12)

Centenary's music faculty members have mentored students who have gone on to professional careers as composers, opera singers, music theatre stars, public school music teachers, choral conductors, college professors, public radio personalities, and church musicians.

The Hurley School of Music maintains a significant connection to the Shreveport/Bossier City community through our preparatory programs  and concert events —many with free admission to the public—throughout the year.”

Featured Courses

  • Advanced Analysis
  • Advanced Conducting
  • Musical Explorations
  • Music Technology
  • Music Education Methods
  • Film Music


The Hurley School of Music offers a variety of ensembles for both music majors and non-music majors.


Here you may fill out an application for admission to the Hurley School of Music. Students must also complete the application for the College.

Preparatory Programs

The Hurley School of Music also a section of preparatory programs for community members. These include the Centenary Suzuki School, Centenary Youth Orchestra and the Piano Preparatory Program.


The School of Music School of Music is one of the largest programs at Centenary College, with a sizable percentage of the student body majoring in music or participating in our ensembles. Students study with highly qualified performers and scholars. There are no graduate-student-led courses or private lessons. Each music student has the attention of our best faculty members.

Centenary's Hurley School of Music offers you a great place to intensively study and hone your musical skills, while experiencing the fun and diversity of a liberal arts education. Visit us to experience the joy of study at the Hurley School of Music.

The Hurley School of Music also a section of preparatory programs for community members. 



Contact Info

Dr. Cory Wikan

Acting Dean of the Hurley School of Music