• 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

10/10
Jr. Recital: Logan Fox, cello
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Jr. Recital: Logan Fox, cello
1230 Parker Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
10/10
Sr. Recital: Melissa Dishner, mezzo-soprano & Anna McBride, soprano
Begins at 8:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Sr. Recital: Melissa Dishner, mezzo-soprano & Anna McBride, soprano
1230 Parker Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
10/11
Student Recital: Audra Daniel, soprano & Danae Pick, soprano
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Student Recital: Audra Daniel, soprano & Danae Pick, soprano
1230 Parker Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
10/11
Wind Ensemble Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Wind Ensemble Concert

Address: 150 11th St NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

Wind Ensemble is directed by Dr. David R. Holsinger, professor of music, a renowned composer and national band clinician. The ensemble...

10/21
Graduate Vocal Auditions
Begins at 12:30 PM | Read more

Graduate Vocal Auditions
For more information, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies in Music, gradmusic@leeuniversity.edu, (423)-614-8245
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