Student Testimonials

"It has been a great learning experience attending Lamar State College. The instructors really prepared me for my next step in life. The students, my classmates, were very supportive as well as my instructors and all the staff. I felt at home in this school. I enjoyed these two years of my life doing what I love with people like me."
—Antonio Briones Spring 2015 Graduated in the Spring of 2015 Performance

"I choose to attend Lamar State College Port Arthur’s Commercial Music Program after playing guitar for 25 years because I wanted to take my skills to the next level. The Commercial Music Program provided me with the tools, equipment and instructors to help me reach my goal."
—Aaron Williams Spring 2014 Graduated in the Spring of 2015 Performance

"In the Commercial Music Program all of the faculty are very helpful and the make sure that the classes and course material are fun and engaging."
—Katherine Williams Spring 2014 Performance Major Transferred after the fall of 2014 to finish her Bachelor’s Degree.

"The instructors in the Commercial Music Department are very professional and have a great deal of experience in the fields that they are teaching. My time at Lamar State College has prepared me for a future in the music industry where I can apply all of the skills I have developed and information I have learned."
—Brandon Boze Fall 2014 Graduate summer 2015 with a Sound Engineering Degree.

"Here, at Lamar State College Port Arthur, all classes are major-specific, informative, applicable, and standardized to prepare one for the real world. The quality of faculty is excellent and the atmosphere provided is one where students are allowed to flourish and do not feel stifled by the overwhelming pressure of school."
—Joshua Birdsong Fall 2014 Graduated spring 2015 with a Sound Engineering Degree.

"My experience at Lamar State College Port Arthur has been great. The teachers are fun to be around and are very helpful. I like that Lamar State College Port Arthur is a small school because it makes for a very personal college experience."
—Nathan Ingalls Fall 2014 Sound Engineer, Performance, Audio Visual Production

"Lamar State College Port Arthur has delivered what it promised with regard to my audio engineering and live sound education. The skills and knowledge I have gained in the program have allowed me to land the job I signed up to be prepared for and I was able to get hat job one and a half semesters before graduating. Thanks for the great experience."
—Charles Lott Fall 2014 Graduated spring 2015 with Level 1 Certificate in Live Sound and Audio Engineering Degree

"I have always wanted to sing, produce, and record music. Attending Lamar State College Port Arthur has taught me lots of important information that I needed to know. I plan on using the information I learned at Lamar State College Port Arthur to help me with my career as an Audio engineer and producer. I highly suggest that anybody wanting to pursue a career in the music business or audio engineering field enroll at Lamar State College Port Arthur."
—Just J. White Fall 2014 Sound Engineering

"I’ve enjoyed every class, and had positive interactions with each one of my professors. Not only have I enjoyed my time with the instructors, but the time I have spent with other students has been equally enjoyable and productive. I am very much looking forward to next semester."
—Tyler Jones Spring 2015 Graduating in the winter of 2015 with a Performance Degree

"I have had a wonderful experience at Lamar State College Port Arthur. The teachers have really worked with me to personalize my demanding learning experience. The Commercial Music Department provides a small community for all of those involved with any field of music to share with others with common interests and make connections in the field to find work. I am very happy with the decision to attend Lamar State College Port Arthur and I intend to learn everything here that is offered to me."
—Justin Gilbert Spring 2015 Sound Engineering Major

"Although all of the classes I took were not easy, I think that the difficulty level pushed me to put forth my best effort. Overall my experience here was a great one and I am kind of going to miss it even though when I started the Commercial Music Program I did not like school."
—Carlos Espinosa Spring 2015 Graduated in the spring of 2015 with a sound engineering degree

"My overall experience at Lamar State College Port Arthur has been great. The teachers are reasonable and the classes are enjoyable even though some are hard. My experience in the Commercial Music Department has been one to remember."
—Darrel Lewis Spring 2015 Sound Engineering Major

"My experience at Lamar State College Port Arthur has been specifically tailored to my needs. I am able to approach my courses at the pace and difficulty that I feel comfortable with. The professors I have are able to utilize clarity and connect with the students to ensure the learning process is achieved. My time in the Commercial Music Department has been quite enjoyable."
—Garrett Hall Spring 2015 Sound Engineering Major

"My experience at Lamar State College Port Arthur has been a great experience. I have learned many things that are vital to my chosen career path. All of the instructors have valuable information and are genuine in their efforts to help you to succeed as a student. The instructors are willing to go out of their way to talk to you one on one and set up meeting times to give you clarity and insight on topics. The atmosphere is great for learning and making new friends."
—David Broussard Spring 2015 Performance Major

"I can honestly say that transferring to Lamar State College Port Arthur was one of the best decisions I have made in a long time. I do not feel like I am just being thrust into this environment to fail, everything is meant to help you succeed and that is what I love most about being here. Also all of the professors do whatever they can to help and that is amazing. I look forward to continuing my education here at Lamar State College Port Arthur." —Alyssa LaRocca Spring 2015 Audiovisual Production

"I can honestly say that transferring to Lamar State College Port Arthur was one of the best decisions I have made in a long time. I do not feel like I am just being thrust into this environment to fail, everything is meant to help you succeed and that is what I love most about being here. Also all of the professors do whatever they can to help and that is amazing. I look forward to continuing my education here at Lamar State College Port Arthur."
—Alyssa LaRocca Spring 2015 Audiovisual Production

"I have had a wonderful experience at Lamar State College Port Arthur. The teachers have really worked with me to personalize my demanding learning experience. The Commercial Music Department provides a small community for all of those involved with any field of music to share with others with common interests and make connections in the field to find work. I am very happy with the decision to attend Lamar State College Port Arthur and I intend to learn everything here that is offered to me."
—Justin Gilbert Spring 2015 Sound Engineering Major

"I have always wanted to sing, produce, and record music. Attending Lamar State College Port Arthur has taught me lots of important information that I needed to know. I plan on using the information I learned at Lamar State College Port Arthur to help me with my career as an Audio engineer and producer. I highly suggest that anybody wanting to pursue a career in the music business or audio engineering field enroll at Lamar State College Port Arthur."
—Just J. White Fall 2014 Sound Engineering

"Lamar State College Port Arthur has delivered what it promised with regard to my audio engineering and live sound education. The skills and knowledge I have gained in the program have allowed me to land the job I signed up to be prepared for and I was able to get hat job one and a half semesters before graduating. Thanks for the great experience."
—Charles Lott Fall 2014 Graduated spring 2015 with Level 1 Certificate in Live Sound and Audio Engineering Degree