• A student seeking admission as a music major should have some background in music skills and performance, as well as a desire and commitment to develop these skills within the framework and guidance of the music major curriculum at Lee University.

    Students may audition for the School of Music before applying or being accepted to Lee University, but a student must be accepted to the university and to the School of Music in order to enroll as a music major.

    2016-2017 Undergraduate Audition Dates

    Friday, November 4, 2016 Friday, November 11, 2016
    Friday, January 6, 2017 Monday, January 16, 2017
    Friday, February 3, 2017 Friday, February 17, 2017
    Monday, February 20, 2017 Saturday, April 8, 2017

    Undergraduate Audition Process

    #1 Complete and submit the University application for admission.
    #2 Schedule an audition online here. Music major auditions are held on selected audition dates, some of which coincide with the University’s Frontline Campus Visit Days.
    #3 Audition for the School of Music. The student will need to follow the School of Music guidelines for music major entrance auditions. During the audition, the student will demonstrate skills that can be developed to enable them to successfully serve as a performer, music educator, music minister, or music entrepreneur. It is necessary for the student to be able to read music.
    #4 Following the audition, the student will be given information on Theory and Piano Placement Exams that are a part of the application process.


    Notification of acceptance status will be given by letter within two weeks of the audition. Based on the audition, a student may:

    • be given full acceptance into the music major curriculum.
    • be encouraged to enroll as a Pre-Music major and then re-audition after the first semester of study.
    • be advised to study as a music minor.
    • be advised to study applied music as an elective.


    If a student who enrolls as a pre-music major takes music courses and elective applied lessons, and successfully completes one semester of study, he/she may re-audition through the end of semester jury exams. If sufficient progress has been made, the student will be granted full acceptance into the chosen music degree program at that time.

    If, in the judgment of the reviewing faculty, the student has not made sufficient progress, counsel from an advisor, area coordinator and/or Dean of the School of Music will be given the student as to what options are available for other educational opportunities at Lee University.

Music Events Calendar

8/31
Performing Arts Series Concert: David Dash & Mary Bowden
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Squires Recital Hall
Performing Arts Series Concert: David Dash & Mary Bowden

Husband and wife duo Mary Bowden and David Dash are both experienced orchestral musicians. Bowden is currently principal trumpet of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Artoshphere Festival...

9/08
New Music Resource Center Display: "Harmony Writer"
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Curtsinger Music Building
New Music Resource Center Display: "Harmony Writer"
“Harmony Writer,” a customized typewriter for musical notation that preceded FINALE by over three decades! We will be having a brief reception to officially present this display that also includes a...
9/15
Presidential Concert: Ilya Yakushev, piano
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Pangle Hall
Presidential Concert: Ilya Yakushev, piano
340 Church Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
9/23
Faculty Chamber Recital
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Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Chamber Recital

Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat, K 493

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25

Featuring: Piano, Cahill Smith Violin, Geoffrey Herd Viola, Deanna Anderson Cello, Heather...

9/26
Presidential Concert: Lee Symphony plays "ABBA" with guest ARRIVAL
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Conn Center
Presidential Concert: Lee Symphony plays "ABBA" with guest ARRIVAL
150 11th Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311 ARRIVAL From Sweden is one of the world's most popular and bestselling ABBA show bands and will be accompanied by the Lee University Symphony Orchestra under...
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