• The primary focus of the Department of Musicianship Studies is providing curricular and co-curricular experiences for music majors pursuing emphases in Church Music, 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

2/10
Faculty Recital: Steve Benne, double bass & Phillip Thomas, piano and harpsichord
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall - Humanities Center
Faculty Recital: Steve Benne, double bass & Phillip Thomas, piano and harpsichord

The program will include pieces by G.F. Handel, Charles Gounod, J.S. Bach, and Robert Schumann.

Steve Benne, instructor of double bass at Lee, is principal double bassist with the Knoxville...

2/12
School of Music Major Auditions
All day | Read more

School of Music Major Auditions
For more information, please contact McKenna Fetzer at mfetzer@leeuniversity.edu
2/13
Honor Choir Concert
Begins at 3:00 PM | Live Stream | Read more

Conn Center
Honor Choir Concert
150 11th Street NE
2/14
Chamber Strings Concert
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Chamber Strings Concert

340 Church Street NE

Chamber Strings, conducted by Xiaoqing Yu, will present an entertaining program entitle “A Sweetheart Valentine.” Join us with your sweetheart for this event.

2/15
School of Music Major Auditions
All day | Read more

School of Music Major Auditions
For more information, please contact McKenna Fetzer at mfetzer@leeuniversity.edu
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