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Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts

Dr. Blas Canedo-Gonzales
Department Chair
Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center Building, Office 126
(409) 984-6547

Welcome to Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts at Lamar State College Port Arthur! If you are looking for a career in the music industry you've come to the right place! We will provide you with the tools and training you need to succeed!

The Commercial Music program is designed to provide you with a core curriculum that exposes you to a diverse set of skills and experiences needed to step into today's music production and business practices. It allows you to focus on particular skills to gain additional knowledge and experience in the today's music industry.

Our degree programs balance traditional and contemporary music instruction with courses in piano, ear training and sight singing, applied lessons and performance ensembles. Additionally our Audio Engineering and Audiovisual Production courses utilize state-of-the-art recording studios and dozens of digital audio workstations featuring the latest industry-standard technology recording and production software including Avid Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Reason, Cubase and more. As one of the only programs of its kind in Southeast Texas, the mission of the Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts Department is to prepare students to be performers, arrangers, producers and multimedia specialists.

The program offers various Degrees and certificates. Each degree/certificate is carefully structured to feature small class sizes with experienced and supportive faculty in a hands-on learning environment. Students get practical experience the very first week they enter the program.

Knowledgeable faculty members are skilled industry professionals who bring real world experience into the classroom.

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