The Music Department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is located in the Fine Arts Building minutes from downtown Little Rock, home of the Arkansas Symphony, Clinton Presidential Library, Arkansas Arts Center, and Arkansas Repertory Theatre.  Fine Arts includes a 300-seat Recital Hall, two large rehearsal halls, practice rooms, classrooms, and faculty studios and offices.

The faculty members of the Music Department are nationally and internationally recognized in their fields of expertise. They provide students with an educational environment both demanding and supportive, and their success is evidenced by the graduates who have left and begun careers such as public school teachers, professional performers, conductors, college and university professors, music therapists, composers, scholars, administrators, and private music teachers. We take great pride in the success of our graduates.

We hope that you will carefully review the information provided in this website and that you will consider applying for admission to the UALR Music Department. Should you pursue the next phase of your formal education in music with us, we are confident that you will find a warm, friendly environment rich in musical and scholarly opportunities.

 

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Recent Faculty Appearances

On the Life as Art podcast, Professor Michael Carenbauer, professor of guitar at UA Little Rock, brings a humble focus to the eclectic world of guitar performance. Composer, teacher, perpetual student: Michael’s discipline empowers his creativity. He shares about the origins of composition, his daily practice and his personal connection of music to his family. Don’t miss this interview with one of Arkansas’s best known and loved guitarists!

Episode 006: Michael Carenbauer — September 28, 2018 by Life as Art

Life As Art – Episode 006: Michael Carenbauer Michael Carenbauer, professor of guitar at UA Little Rock, brings a humble focus to the eclectic world of guitar performance. Composer, teacher, perpetual student: Michael’s discipline empowers his creativity. He shares about the origins of composition, his daily practice and his personal connection of music to his family.

 

On the Arkansas Flag and Banner Up In Your Business radio show, Professor Linda Holzer recently talked about a variety of subjects. At the link below you can hear how correct position can prevent injury; how modern conveniences can enable ease in music practice; and about the life story of Florence Price, a pioneering African American music composer.

Linda shares how she uses modern tech to bridge the centuries for music interpretation

Click here to read more: Up In Your Business airs every Friday from 2-3 pm central time on KABF.

On the Life as Art podcast, Professor Naoki Hakutani recently talked about teaching piano to students of all ages: How does he approach a new piece? How does he engage his students? And what passion drives him to persist when he doesn’t love practicing piano? Find out more at the link below.

Ep. 004 Dr. Naoki Hakutani — July 17, 2018 by Life as Art

Episode 004 – Dr. Naoki Hakutani Dr. Naoki Hakutani, Professor of Piano at UA Little Rock, loves playing and teaching piano to students of all ages. How does he approach a new piece? How does he engage his students? And what passion drives him to persist when he doesn’t love practicing piano?