The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Ralph R. Pottle Music Building is currently closed to all students until repairs can be made.

Pottle Music Building repairs underway

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter September 27, 2021

As Southeastern students and faculty return to campus after the cleanup from Hurricane Ida, some departments at the school have had to deal with the challenge of damaged facilities. The storm affected...

In music, students must audition to enter the department. This audition also counts as the students’ scholarship application.

Artistic merit pays for an education

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor May 7, 2019

Students can find a variety of scholarships based on artistic and academic excellence to offset the costs of pursuing an education in the arts. “The arts, and music in particular, can be a very competitive...

Victoria Wade, a freshman biological sciences major, left, Abigail Street, a junior English major, middle, and Karin Perry, a freshman criminal justice major, right, listen to music through earphones. All three appreciate gospel music.

Judging others based on musical preferences

Maiah Woodring, Staff Reporter April 2, 2019

Some people are judged based on their musical preferences, which sometimes give rise to negative or humiliating opinions, a phenomenon known as “music shaming.” Judging a person’s socioeconomic...

The Opera/Music Theatre Workshop put on the production “Ruddigore” in the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. The comical operetta required the dedication of the entire cast.

Embodying a character in an operetta

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter February 25, 2019

The Opera/Music Theatre Workshop presented the comical operetta “Ruddigore," which required commitment and support from the cast. This performance took place on Feb. 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia...

The Pottle Music Building is named after Ralph R. Pottle Sr. who first developed the university’s music program. The university was then still known as Southeastern Louisiana College.

Ralph R. Pottle and his building

Maiah Woodring , Staff Reporter November 20, 2018

Seen as a brick structure bordering Friendship Circle, the Ralph R. Pottle Music Building carries the history of the man who developed the university’s music program.  Ralph R. Pottle Sr. founded...

Dr. Alissa Rowe, associate professor of voice, teaches choir to students. The Department of Music and Performing Arts offers opportunities for both music and non-music majors to perform.

More than singing and dancing

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter September 20, 2018

The Department of Music and Performing Arts boasts notable alumni like Bill Evans, a jazz pianist and a composer, and many others who hold positions in Symphony orchestra and respectable teaching positions. Jeffrey...

Dr. Jeffrey Wright, department head of music and performing arts, poses with his classical bass. Wright started playing the instrument in sixth grade as the only one in his class tall enough to play it.

Getting to know the faculty: Jeffrey Wright

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor September 13, 2018

Though new to the university, Dr. Jeffrey Wright, department head of music and performing arts, carries with him a passion for music and a plan for the department. Wright joined the faculty in July....

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