• The Department of Music Education recognizes the importance of a comprehensive education in the fields of music and education, as well as the general education core. The department is dedicated to the preparation of excellent music educators through research-based practice, including active, problem-based learning, field experiences in local school contexts, and reflective practice at all levels.

    A primary goal of the department is to foster within each future music educator a Christian worldview that will serve as a guide through the constant and rapid changes occurring in education as well as society in general. The exceptional faculty within the Music Education department is committed to mentoring the teacher candidates through this developmental process.

    The Music Education discipline includes the general education core, the music core including applied study and ensembles, and professional coursework in both the School of Music and the College of Education. Students successfully completing the degree requirements will be recommended to the state of Tennessee for K-12 licensure.

    Linda Thompson, Ph.D.—Chair


    Contact Information

    Department of Music Education
    1130 Parker Street
    PO Box 3450
    Cleveland, TN 37320-3450

    Phone: 423-614-8246
    Email: musiceducation@leeuniversity.edu  
    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Music Events Calendar

4/23
Opera Scenes
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Opera Scenes

1230 Parker Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

Opera Theatre, directed by James Frost, will present musical scenes from well-known operas.

4/26
Piano Palooza
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Piano Palooza

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...

5/01
Faculty Brass Quintet
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Faculty Brass Quintet

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

Address: 340 Church Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

6/11
Lee University International Piano Festival & Competition
Begins at 12:00 AM | Read more

Lee University International Piano Festival & Competition

The Lee University International Piano Festival and Competition is a week-long celebration of the piano, offering rich opportunities for performance and unique experiences for participants to learn...

6/12
Lee University International Piano Festival & Competition
All day | Read more

Lee University International Piano Festival & Competition

The Lee University International Piano Festival and Competition is a week-long celebration of the piano, offering rich opportunities for performance and unique experiences for participants to learn...

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