Fall 2021 Commencement Program

Ceremonies begin Friday, December 17, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. CST
Claude L. Shaver Theatre, Music & Dramatic Arts Building

A stream for this ceremony will be available on our Facebook page.

Order of Ceremonies

Performed by the Norem Brass Quintet

National Anthem
Performed by Angela Bleke

Kristin Sosnowsky, Interim Dean, LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts

Presentation of Undergraduate Candidates
Amy Smith, Assistant Dean of Student Success

  • Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Music Education

Presentation of Graduate Candidates
Jeffrey Perry, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

  • Master of Music
  • Doctor of Musical Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Alma Mater
Performed by Angela Bleke


*Graduate degrees are officially conferred by the Graduate School.
*Andreas Giger is serving as the Graduate Council representative for the awarding of graduate-level degrees.


December 2021 Graduating Class

Scarlett Ann Abrams



Jolie E Boudreaux

Film Television 

Design Technology 



Justice E Graham

Film Television


Reginald Jackson

Film Television


Brookelyn Marie LeBlanc

Design Technology



Addison LeJeune



Emily Anne Lemoine



Quinton J McMickens

Film Television


Quinn D Moreau

Theatre Studies



Brian J Wolfe

Film Television 

Damian Rex Wellman

Jazz Bass

Austin T Noto



Alexander J Planche



Cameron L Robillard



Sean P Savard


Angela Joy Bleke

Vocal Performance


Xiaoyuan Cao

Piano Performance


Christopher A. Orr

Choral Conducting


Keri Pertuit


“Looking Down from the Top of a Redwood Tree”

Patrick James Lavergne

String Performance, Bass

“The Origin and the Evolution of the Double Bass”


Eduard Teregulov

String Performance, Cello

“Expansion of the Cello Repertoire in the 21st Century: A Collaboration with Composers Paul Eddison Lewis, Thomas Wilson, Austin Franklin, and Alex Shanefelt, and the Resulting New Compositions for Cello and Electronics - Examined and Recorded by the Performer”

Maria Eduarda Lucena Vieira

Music Education

“Using Performance Cues as a Memorization Strategy with Group Piano Students by Implementing Teacher and Student-Directed Learning Approaches”


Jennifer Lee Pulling

Music Education

“Three Learning Contexts as Paths to Preservice Instrumental Music Teachers' Score Analysis, Rehearsal Planning and Instructional Readiness: An Exploratory Study in Professional Development”

Brook Akya Hanemann

Theatre History

"The Orlando International Fringe 

Festival: An Historical and Administrative Overview"

The appearance of a name in this program is presumptive evidence of graduation, but is not to be regarded as conclusive. Students whose names are listed more than once in this program are receiving multiple degrees. The names of some students may not be listed in this program due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

For a full list of LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts faculty and staff, please visit our college directory.