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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

Director of Jazz and Percussion Studies Michael Brothers directs the University Jazz Ensemble at the Nov. 4, 2021 concert in the Pottle Music Annex Band Hall.

Bill Evans Jazz Festival returns for its 21st anniversary

Cade Roland, Staff Reporter April 4, 2022

The 21st Bill Evans Jazz Festival will take place April 6-9.  The festival will feature student and faculty jazz performances, along with other schools in the area and guest vocalist Lisanne Lyons. The...

Erin Hicks, a sophomore in the instrumental performance program, rehearses clarinet in a Pottle practice room.

How do SLU’s music majors practice?

Cade Roland, Staff Reporter February 17, 2022

The Pottle Music Building serves many purposes for SLU’s music students. The most crucial purpose the building provides for every music major is a space for practice.  Every day, music students flow...

Contemporary dance students perform in the KHS 153 Dance Studio during the Fall 2020 semester.

Contemporary dance: With destruction comes new opportunities

Dasyonne Brashear, Staff Reporter November 30, 2021

On Wednesday, Sept. 29, the cast from MAINSTAGE: “The Purpose” were supposed to have their first performance at the Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall. Due to Hurricane Ida, D Vickers had to be...

Students in the University Jazz Ensemble rehearse for their first on-campus performance following Hurricane Ida, scheduled for Nov. 4.

Jazz ensemble to perform first show post-Hurricane Ida

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter November 2, 2021

After fighting through Hurricane Ida, the 19-member University Jazz Ensemble will get the chance to perform again on campus.  The ensemble will be performing on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the...

Dance Performance Project, the university’s resident student contemporary dance company, performing in their Fall 2019 mainstage dance concert.

Making art out of hardship: Dance company to host final performance of semester

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter November 23, 2020

Dance students are set to turn this year’s obstacles into an art form as they take the stage for their end-of-semester performance. Taking place Nov. 23-24 at 7:30 p.m., “6 Feet Apart: The Coronavirus...

Many university faculty have enrolled their children into lessons with the Community Music School to learn how to play a variety of instruments.

The Community Music School offers affordable lessons for all

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter February 20, 2020

Situated in a corner in Pottle Music Building’s second floor is the Community Music School, a school that gives private music lessons for voice and various instruments. The school provides lessons to...

Baritone Alfred Harper is a senior double music major. In the concert, he performed as a soloist for Mozarts Mentre ti Iascio.

Symphony orchestra’s final concert of the year

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter December 5, 2019

The university Symphony Orchestra played their final concert of the year. On the evening of Dec. 4, the Symphony Orchestra performed a nine song set in the auditorium of the Pottle Music Building. Headed...

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