• Held June 27-July 2, Lee University Music Camp 2016 is for students entering grade 9 through those entering college as freshmen. Music Camp 2016 offers an experience in learning about music that will enhance musical skills and knowledge. These musicians will have the opportunity for ensemble experience in piano, choir, chamber strings, band and jazz combos. Study in music theory and music history is provided as well as opportunities to focus on specialized areas of interest. Members of the Lee University faculty and visiting professionals serve as camp faculty. The camp staff is chosen from graduates or current students of Lee University.

    Students are housed on campus in dorms with camp staff assigned to each floor. Campers will need to bring bedding and towels.
    Meals are served in the university dining hall, beginning Monday evening and ending with breakfast on Saturday morning.
    The non-resident campers will be offered the opportunity of purchasing a $90 meal card for the dining hall (in addition to the camp fees).
    Information about other eating options for the non-resident campers will be available.

    Daily Schedule
    Each day begins with an all-camp chapel at 8:20. At 9:00 everyone attends a music theory class, or, if on The Jazz Track, jazz theory class. The remainder of the day, depending on the track, is spent in rehearsals, music history classes, seminar classes, aspects of worship classes, master classes, or aural skills classes. After the evening concert, each day ends with small group devotionals held in the dorms after curfew.

    Every evening, beginning with the camp orientation meeting, a concert is presented. These concerts will spotlight piano, vocal, instrumental, and jazz music and feature musicians from Lee University, as well as area professional musicians. The Jazz Track and Worship Leader Track participants will present a concert on Friday night of camp. The camp large ensembles, choir, chamber strings, and band, will present the final camp concert Saturday morning. Parents are invited to attend any or all of the concerts.


    • Early Registration Fee (before June 1): $25
    • Registration Fee (after June 1): $50
    • Resident Camp Fees: $495. This includes all meals, housing and concert admissions as well as activities and special events.
      • Key/Room Deposit: $50 (Refunded at approved checkout.)
    • Non-Resident Camp Fee: $325. A university dining hall meal card will be available for an additional $90.


    A very limited number of $250 and $100 scholarships are provided for students with proven financial need. The application fee is not waived and is still required if a scholarship is awarded. A letter explaining the reason for the scholarship request should be sent with the application.

    All high school students selected for their respective 2015-2016 academic year All-State ensembles are given a $250 Music Camp '16 scholarship. This selection must be documented and confirmed by the Camp Director.

    All campers will participate in one of the following ensembles: piano, choir, chamber strings, band, and, for those on the Jazz Track, jazz combos.

    Contact Information

    Lee University School of Music
    1130 Parker Street
    PO Box 3450
    Cleveland, TN 37320-3450

    Phone: 423-614-8244
    Email: musiccamp@leeuniversity.edu
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

    Laud L. Vaught
    Music Camp Administrator

Music Events Calendar

Presidential Concert: Susannah Biller Kness, soprano
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Pangle Hall
Presidential Concert: Susannah Biller Kness, soprano

Originally from Cleveland, Tennessee, Soprano Susannah Biller has been praised for her “incandescent, exquisitely supple soprano” (Dallas Morning News) and her “light, sweet lyric voice and...

Masterclass: Susannah Biller Kness, soprano
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Squires Recital Hall
Masterclass: Susannah Biller Kness, soprano

Lee University is proud to welcome home Cleveland-native Susannah Biller as part of their prestigious 2016-2017 Presidential Concert Series. Susannah has sung with with the San Francisco Opera,...

Graduate Vocal Auditions
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Graduate Vocal Auditions
For more information, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies in Music, gradmusic@leeuniversity.edu, (423)-614-8245
Graduate Instrumental Auditions
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Graduate Instrumental Auditions
For more information, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies in Music, gradmusic@leeuniversity.edu, (423)-614-8245
School of Music Auditions
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School of Music Auditions
For more information please contact McKenna Fetzer, (423) 614-8675, mfetzer@leeuniversity.edu
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