• The primary focus of the Department of Musicianship Studies is providing curricular and co-curricular experiences for music majors pursuing emphases in Music and Worship, Music Business, and the Music in the Liberal Arts. Because it recognizes that all musical gifts come from God, the Department strives to inspire its students to practice responsible stewardship of those gifts, while fostering an appropriate balance between intellectual pursuits and practical applications.

    To achieve those goals, the Department offers specialized courses designed to prepare its majors to function in a diverse musical world. It serves the School of Music by providing courses in three core areas: music theory, functional piano, as well as music history and literature. The department also delivers a course on music and culture for the university’s general education core.

    Phillip Thomas, Ph.D.—Chair


    Contact Information

    Department of Musicianship Studies
    1130 Parker Street
    PO Box 3450
    Cleveland, TN 37320-3450

    Phone: 423-614-8264
    Email: musicianship@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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