• 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.

    2019-2020 Undergraduate Audition Dates

    Friday, August 16, 2019 Saturday, November 16, 2019
    Friday, January 10, 2020 Saturday, February 15, 2020
    Saturday, March 6, 2020 Saturday, April 4, 2020

    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.
    #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 provisional 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 provisional music major takes music courses and elective applied lessons, and successfully completes one semester of study, he/she may re-audition during 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.

    Graduate Audition Process

    Graduate student auditions by appointment only. To schedule a graduate student audition, click here

    For questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Music at gradmusic@leeuniversity.edu

Music Events Calendar

10/21
Graduate Recital: Logan Fox, cello
Begins at 6:00 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Graduate Recital: Logan Fox, cello
10/21
Faculty Recital: Andy Harnsberger, marimba
Begins at 7:30 PM

Pangle Hall
Faculty Recital: Andy Harnsberger, marimba
Faculty Recital: Andy Harnsberger, marimba With guest percussion ensemble: Scott Herring, Caitlin Jones, & Bailey Seabury
10/22
Senior Recital: Elisabeth Clark, soprano & Chloe Hamlin, mezzo-soprano
Begins at 6:00 PM

Squires Recital Hall
Senior Recital: Elisabeth Clark, soprano & Chloe Hamlin, mezzo-soprano
10/22
Songs That Touch Our Hearts: The Red Back Hymnal
Begins at 7:00 PM

The Chapel
Songs That Touch Our Hearts: The Red Back Hymnal
Come, enjoy & sing along with wonderful music from the Red Back Hymnal performed by the Voices of Lee. Tickets are FREE, however seating is limited so please call: 423-614-8320 for tickets.
10/24
Chorale Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM

The Chapel
Chorale Concert
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