UL Lafayette Traditional Music Ensembles Upcoming Performances 


October 15 - Jam Tent at Festivals Acadiens et Creoles

Girard Park, Lafayette

12 - 1:15pm - Ragin' Steppers with Lil' Nathan

1:30 - 2:45 - Angelle Aces with Kristi Guillory

November 15 - Bluegrass to Blues

7:30pm, Burke Theatre, UL Campus, 231 Hebrard Blvd, Lafayette

Come enjoy the music of the Bluegrass and Blues Ensembles

November 18 - Homecoming Parade with the Ragin' Steppers

8 - 11 am, Alumni Center, UL Campus, 600 E St Mary Blvd, Lafayette

November 28 - Dancin' at the Blue Moon

7:30pm, Blue Moon Saloon, 215 E Convent St, Lafayette

Put on your dancing shoes and come out to have fun and support the UL Cajun and zydeco ensembles.

Fall 2017 Course Offerings


The Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music at UL Lafayette sponsors a curriculum that gives student musicians, who learn by ear, an opportunity to improve their craft in styles such as Cajun, zydeco and bluegrass; to develop an academic foundation in music; and to become advocates for their culture. Each year, several high-profile artists come to campus to teach hands-on music classes for credit, while others visit classes occasionally or as featured artists in residence.

B.A. in Music with a Concentration in Traditional Music

Visit the UL Lafayette and School of Music websites to learn about the Traditional Music Curriculum.

If you are interested in becoming a traditional music major, contact Dr. DeWitt.

The mission of the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is to stimulate interdisciplinary research on the foundations and diversity of traditional music worldwide and to advance the preservation, instruction, and performance of traditional music with an emphasis on traditions that have developed in Acadiana. The program began in the Fall of 2010. It is now possible to earn a B.A. in Music with a concentration in Traditional Music as well as a Music Minor with a Traditional Music emphasis. New classes and programs continue to be developed with involvement from musicians in the community.

For more information, please contact:

Mark DeWitt