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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.

The Hurley School of Music will continue to review applications and auditions remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Email music@centenary.edu or click Apply to Hurley to contact us with more questions.

 


Thomas Eugene Keys III ’13 thanks Louisiana’s essential workers with a verse of “O When the Saints.”

 

Welcome to the Hurley School of Music!

The Hurley School of Music provides the highest quality training and development of music students in the context of a liberal arts college. Embracing the college’s liberal arts philosophy, the School of Music guides young musicians in either general studies in the B.A. in music degree or more intensive programs of specialization through concentrations within the B.A. in music degree.

Hurley provides opportunities for all segments of the College and the community to experience the art of music through class offerings, applied music study, ensemble participation, and the presentation of concerts. The Hurley School of Music has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1934.

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

Ensembles

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

Apply

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


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