• A student seeking admission as a music major should have some background in music skills and performance, as well as a desire and commitment to develop these skills within the framework and guidance of the music major curriculum at Lee University.

    Students may audition for the School of Music before applying or being accepted to Lee University, but a student must be accepted to the university and to the School of Music in order to enroll as a music major.

    2016-2017 Undergraduate Audition Dates

    Friday, November 4, 2016 Friday, November 11, 2016
    Friday, January 6, 2017 Monday, January 16, 2017
    Friday, February 3, 2017 Friday, February 17, 2017
    Monday, February 20, 2017 Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Undergraduate Audition Process

    #1 Complete and submit the University application for admission.
    #2 Schedule an audition online here. Music major auditions are held on selected audition dates, some of which coincide with the University’s Frontline Campus Visit Days.
    #3 Audition for the School of Music. The student will need to follow the School of Music guidelines for music major entrance auditions. During the audition, the student will demonstrate skills that can be developed to enable them to successfully serve as a performer, music educator, music minister, or music entrepreneur. It is necessary for the student to be able to read music.
    #4 Following the audition, the student will be given information on Theory and Piano Placement Exams that are a part of the application process.


    Notification of acceptance status will be given by letter within two weeks of the audition. Based on the audition, a student may:

    • be given full acceptance into the music major curriculum.
    • be encouraged to enroll as a Pre-Music major and then re-audition after the first semester of study.
    • be advised to study as a music minor.
    • be advised to study applied music as an elective.


    If a student who enrolls as a pre-music major takes music courses and elective applied lessons, and successfully completes one semester of study, he/she may re-audition through the end of semester jury exams. If sufficient progress has been made, the student will be granted full acceptance into the chosen music degree program at that time.

    If, in the judgment of the reviewing faculty, the student has not made sufficient progress, counsel from an advisor, area coordinator and/or Dean of the School of Music will be given the student as to what options are available for other educational opportunities at Lee University.

Music Events Calendar

3/23
Jazz Ensemble Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Jazz Ensemble Concert

150 11th Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

The 17-piece jazz ensemble, under the direction of Alan Wyatt, performs traditional stage band music in the style and tradition of Duke Ellington and...

3/24
Sr. Recital: Julian Jant & Renee Crisp, voice
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Sr. Recital: Julian Jant & Renee Crisp, voice

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the...

3/24
Graduate Recital: David B. Stoeltzing, flute
Begins at 8:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Graduate Recital: David B. Stoeltzing, flute

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the...

3/26
Percussion Ensemble Concert
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Percussion Ensemble Concert
150 11th Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
3/27
Faculty Recital: James Frost, tenor & ChoEun Lee, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: James Frost, tenor & ChoEun Lee, piano

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the...

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