• Whether you are a recent college graduate, an active educator, or a practicing worship leader, the graduate program in music at Lee University was designed with you in mind. The Lee University School of Music has the faculty, curriculum, facilities, flexible scheduling, and collateral training opportunities to prepare you for the work of tomorrow’s musician and advanced studies in music. Four Master’s degrees in music are offered, including Church Music, Music Education, Performance, and Conducting.

    Admission Requirements

    The Applicant must have:  

    • Undergraduate degree in music from an accredited institution
    • Minimum 2.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale

    The following application materials must be submitted:  

    • Completed Application Form
    • $25.00 Application Fee (non-refundable)
    • Official Transcript of all college work
    • Essay explaining rationale for graduate study (see criteria for specific degree program)
    • Resume
    • Three Recommendation Forms completed by three professionals, including two academic and one personal reference
    • Measles Immunization Verification (if born after January 1, 1957)
    • Proof of a Tuberculin PPD skin test taken within a one-year period of the date of admissions application

    Specific Application Requirements

    Prerequisite to full acceptance is the successful completion of any required remediation. No more than 12 hours of graduate courses may be completed before all deficiencies are removed.

    Each applicant must complete all proficiency auditions, placement exams, and other auditions required by the Graduate Music Office. These include placement exams in music theory, music history, diction (for Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance), and the piano proficiency placement hearing.

    Each applicant is required to have an interview with the Graduate Music Executive Committee.

    Contact Information

    Graduate Music
    1250 Parker Street
    PO Box 3450
    Cleveland, TN 37320-3450

    Phone: 423-614-8245
    Fax: 423-614-8066
    Email: gradmusic@leeuniversity.edu
    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
    Dr. Brad Moffett
    Director of Graduate Studies in Music
    Email: bmoffett@leeuniversity.edu
    Dr. William R. Green
    Dean of School of Music
    Email: wgreen@leeuniversity.edu

Music Events Calendar

12/15
Lessons & Carols
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

The Chapel
Lessons & Carols

Address: 1020 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311

The Lee University School of Music and School of Religion join together to present a service of lessons and carols, uniting Biblical lessons...

1/06
School of Music Auditions
All day | Read more

School of Music Auditions
For more information please contact McKenna Fetzer, (423) 614-8675, mfetzer@leeuniversity.edu
1/16
School of Music Auditions
All day | Read more

School of Music Auditions
For more information please contact McKenna Fetzer, (423) 614-8675, mfetzer@leeuniversity.edu
1/17
Faculty Recital: Megan Chisom, viola with Phillip Thomas, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Megan Chisom, viola with Phillip Thomas, piano
1230 Parker Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
1/24
Presidential Concert: Susannah Biller Kness, soprano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

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 coloratura...
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