Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University offers four undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees, in addition to an exciting curriculum designed to inspire you every day.

The department fully immerses its students in the cultural study of music, its composition, performance techniques, education, history, and more. Here, you can sing in a chorus, go to a live performance, compose an original piece, enjoy music of various genres and play your instruments, all while refining your natural gifts and talents.

Surrounded by artistic institutions all throughout our area, we strongly encourage our students to participate in Southeast Texas’ cultural life. Opportunities include the Symphony of Southeast Texas, Beaumont Interfaith Choral Society, Beaumont Community Players, Beaumont Ballet Theatre and the Beaumont Civic Ballet.

Piano Studies

Piano Studies at Lamar University
Piano Studies

Wind Ensemble

The Lamar University Wind Ensemble
The Lamar University Wind Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble
Percussion Ensemble

A Cappella Choir

A Cappella Choir
LU A Cappella Choir

Marching Band

"The Showcase of Southeast Texas" Marching Band
"The Showcase of Southeast Texas" Marching Band

Opera Theater

Brea Marshall
Lamar University Opera Theatre

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Your Future

Majoring in music allows for ample opportunity beyond the classroom! With a degree from our department, you can be successful in any one of these careers:

  • Band director
  • Choir director
  • Church music director
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Elementary music teacher
  • Film scorer
  • Fine arts administrator
  • Music journalist
  • Music promoter
  • Professional musician
  • Recording technologist

Degrees and Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
  • Music Education (band or choir)
  • Performance
  • Composition

Master of Music (M.M.)


A Major Discussion

Watch to learn more about becoming a music major.

Trevor Duell, a Lamar University Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music alumni and member of the 25th Infantry Division Band, has worked hard to put together a short tribute for the 80th Commemoration of Pearl Harbor. This video features the Paradise Brass Quintet, an ensemble that Trevor leads.

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Mary Morgan Moore 
Department of Music

P.O. Box 10044
Lamar University
Beaumont, TX 77710