School of Music
Dates & Deadlines

 

This page contains important dates and deadlines specific to operations and academics in the LSU School of Music. Not all university-level dates and deadlines are necessarily represented on this calendar. Please consult the official LSU Academic Calendar for an exhaustive listing of all dates and deadlines across the LSU system.

This page was last updated on January 4, 2023.

Spring 2023

January

3

Campus reopens at 7:30 a.m.

11

College Welcome Meeting
(9:00 a.m. start, hosted virtually on Zoom)

12

School of Music Welcome Meeting
(9:00 a.m. start, SOM 115)

Music Therapy Planning Group Meeting
(10:30 a.m. start, SOM 105 Boardroom)

Purpose Committee Meeting
(1:30 p.m. start, SOM 105 Boardroom)

Diagnostic Exams for Graduate Students

  • History: 9:00 a.m. start, MDA 221
  • Theory: 1:00 p.m. start, MDA 221
16

Martin Luther King Day Holiday, campus closed

17

Classes begin at 7:30 a.m.

Provost's Faculty Travel Grant applications due (for travel in March through May) by 4:30 p.m.

23

Course syllabi are due to Kaitlin Richard by 4:30 p.m.

25

Deadline for dropping courses without receiving a grade of "W" is 4:30 p.m.

Applications for May 2023 graduation and spring exam-related forms are due to the Graduate Studies Office by 4:30 p.m.

CMDA Student Travel Grant applications due (for travel in January through April) by 4:30 p.m.

26

Deadline for adding courses or changing sections is 4:30 p.m.

27

General Exam Committee Questions are due to the Graduate Studies Office by 4:30 p.m.

28

Audition Day #1

 

February

1

Fall 2023 course requests are due from Area Coordinators to James Byo by 4:30 p.m.

2

Music Advisory Committee Meeting
(1:30 p.m. start, location TBD)

8-10

Written portion of the Doctoral General Exam

16

Music Faculty Meeting
(1:30 p.m. start, MDA 247)

17

Deadline for submitting guest artist funding proposals for the 2023 - 2024 production season

18

Audition Day #2

20 - 22

Mardi Gras Holiday, campus closed
(Classes resume at 12:30 p.m. on February 22)

23

Annual Activity Report due in ELEMENTS by 4:30 p.m.

24

Master's Exam questions are due to the Graduate Studies Office by 4:30 p.m.

 

March

1

New student award decisions due by 4:30 p.m.

  • Hard deadline for Music Premiere scholarships
  • Desired deadline for private/named scholarships
2

Music Faculty Meeting (Provost's Listening Tour)
(1:30 p.m. start, SOM 100 Recital Hall)

3

Master's Comprehensive Exams

11

Midterm grades are due at 9:00 a.m.

13-17

Spring Break Holiday, campus remains open

24

Last possible date for Defense of Thesis and Dissertation

30

Music Advisory Committee Meeting
(1:30 p.m. start, location TBD)

31

Calendar opens for requesting faculty and guest artist recital dates for the 2023 - 2024 production season

 

April

1

Provost's Faculty Travel Grant applications due (for travel in June through August) by 4:30 p.m.

5

Submission deadline for committee-approval Dissertation / Monograph / Thesis to the Pinkie Gordon Lane Graduate School.

6

Deadline for dropping courses or resigning from the university is 4:30 p.m.

7

Good Friday Holiday, campus closed

12

CMDA Student Travel Grant applications due (for travel between May 1 and August 15) by 4:30 p.m.

13

Music Faculty Meeting
(1:30 p.m. start, MDA 247)

17

CMDA Research Expo

20

School of Music Student Awards Ceremony
(1:30 p.m. start, SOM 100 Recital Hall)

21

Deadline for requesting faculty and guest artist recital dates for the 2023 - 2024 production season

LSU Discover Day

22

Kids' Orchestra Day in the School of Music

26

Exam deadline for Non-Thesis Master and Non-Thesis/Portfolio DMA degrees

28

Defense deadline for thesis/dissertation graduate students planning to graduate degree only in Summer 2023
(Note: results of defense must be submitted by May 12)

 

May

3-7

Concentrated Study Period

6

Classes end at 10:00 p.m.

8-13

Final Exams / Juries

11

College End of Year Meeting
(Time and Venue TBD)

12

Returning student private scholarship decisions are due.

16

Final grades are due for degree candidates at 9:00 a.m.

17

Final grades are due for non-degree candidates at 9:00 a.m.

19

Defense deadline for non-thesis graduate students planning to graduate degree only in Summer 2023
(Note: results of defense must be submitted by May 26)

19-20

Commencement Activities

 

Summer 2023

First Summer Session

May 22

First Summer Session (Session B) begins at 7:30 a.m.

May 24

Deadline for dropping courses without receiving a grade of "W" is 4:30 p.m.

May 26

Deadline for adding courses or changing sections is 4:30 p.m.

June 13

Deadline for dropping courses or resigning from the university is 4:30 p.m.

June 19

Juneteenth Holiday, campus remains open

June 27

Final grades are due at 9:00 a.m.

June 30

End of Fiscal Year

 

Second Summer Session

July 3

Second Summer Session (Session C) begins at 7:30 a.m.

July 6

Deadline for dropping courses without receiving a grade of "W" is 4:30 p.m.

July 7

Deadline for adding courses or changing sections is 4:30 p.m.

July 26

Deadline for dropping courses or resigning from the university is 4:30 p.m.

August 8

Final grades are due at 9:00 a.m.

August 11

Commencement Activities