The Music department at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) helps students prepare for a career in music. The program emphasizes choral conducting, performance study, music ministry, music theory, music history, and ethnomusicology.

Music department faculty are accomplished professional performers, conductors, composers, research scholars and teachers. They bring a wealth of experience from the world of professional music to the classroom, ensembles, and applied music studies. The music faculty at OLLU are dedicated to ensuring students have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue lasting careers in music.

Facilities include the Sacred Heart Chapel, Gutierrez World Instrument and Linna Merritt-Crowe Vintage Instrument Collections, whose instruments advanced students may use, Pape Music Library and Technology Lab, keyboard lab, recital hall/ensemble rehearsal room, Thiry Auditorium, percussion studio, piano studio, practice rooms, and student lounge.

The Music department frequently hosts prestigious academic conferences, such as the American Musicological Society, music festivals, and competitions in addition to the OLLU All-State High School Honor Choir Camp and the High School Mariachi Camp during the summer. Small classes allow for personal attention to every student in the music program. Music majors and minors may join the Delta Omega Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon Music Honor Fraternity.


The Music Program at Our Lady of the Lake University offers the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music
  • Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music with a concentration in Mariachi
  • Minor in Music

The Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music prepares students for careers in music and related fields or graduate study in all areas of music. The degree design is intentionally engineered to result in graduates with a well-rounded education in the musical areas critical to their future careers

Contact Us 
Elizabeth Dyer, PhD
Music Department Chair
210-434-6711, ext. 2247
Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.


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