• Held June 26-July 1, Lee University Music Camp 2017 is for students entering grade 9 through those entering college as freshmen. Music Camp 2017 offers an experience in learning about music that will enhance musical skill and knowledge. These musicians will have the opportunity for ensemble experience in piano, choir, chamber strings, band and jazz combos. Study in music theory and music history is provided as well as opportunities to focus on specialized areas of interest. Members of the Lee University faculty and visiting professionals serve as camp faculty. The camp staff is chosen from graduates or current students of Lee University School of Music.

    Students are housed on campus in dorms with camp staff assigned to each floor. Campers will need to bring bedding and towels.
    Meals are served in the university dining hall beginning with Monday dinner and ending with breakfast on Saturday morning.
    Non-resident (staying off-campus w/relative) campers will be offered the opportunity of purchasing a $95 meal card for the dining hall.
    Information about other eating options for the non-resident campers will be available.

    Each day begins with an all-camp chapel at 8:20. At 9:00 everyone moves into a music theory class, or, if on the Jazz Track, jazz theory. The remainder of the day is spent in a track-appropriate combination of rehearsals, music history classes, seminar classes, aspects of worship classes, master classes, or aural skills classes. After the evening concert, a social activity is provided and then each day ends with small group devotionals held in the dorms at curfew.

    Beginning with the Monday’s camp orientation meeting that includes a few brief performances from the camp staff, a concert is presented each evening. These concerts spotlight piano, vocal, instrumental, and jazz music and feature musicians from Lee University as well as “local” professional musicians. The Jazz Track and Worship Leader Track participants present concerts on Friday night of camp. The camp large ensembles, choir, chamber strings, and band, present the final camp concert Saturday morning. Parents are invited to any or all of the concerts except Monday’s.


    • Early Registration Fee: $25 (after June 1: $50)
    • Resident (In dorm) Camp Fees: $495. Includes all meals, housing and concert admissions as well as activities and special events.
      • Key/Room Deposit: $50 (Cash/check on-site only - refunded at approved checkout.)
    • Non-Resident (Off-campus w/relative) Camp Fee: $325. Includes concert admissions as well as activities and special events. A university dining hall meal card will be available for an additional $95.

    All high school students selected for their respective 2016-2017 academic year All-State ensembles are given a $250 Music Camp '17 scholarship. This selection must be documented and confirmed by the Camp Director.

    A very limited number of $250 and $100 scholarships are provided for students with proven financial need. The application fee is not waived even if a scholarship is awarded. A letter explaining the reason for the scholarship request should be sent with the application or separately to the address below.

    All campers will participate in one of the following ensembles: piano, choir, chamber strings, band, and, for those on the Jazz Track, jazz combos.

    Contact Information

    Lee University School of Music
    1130 Parker Street
    PO Box 3450
    Cleveland, TN 37320-3450

    Phone: 423-614-8244
    Email: musiccamp@leeuniversity.edu
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

    Laud L. Vaught
    Music Camp Administrator

Music Events Calendar

Faculty Recital: Clint Schmitt, saxophone
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Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Clint Schmitt, saxophone
Faculty Recital: Josh Holritz, violin & ChoEun Lee, piano
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Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Josh Holritz, violin & ChoEun Lee, piano

Chattanooga Symphony Associate Concertmaster Josh Holritz and Assistant Professor ChoEun Lee will present a recital featuring the first three sonatas for piano and violin by Beethoven.


Presidential Concert: Charlie Albright, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Presidential Concert: Charlie Albright, piano

Recipient of the 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant and hailed as "among the most gifted musicians of his generation" by the Washington Post, pianist Charlie Albright will be returning to Lee...

Wind Ensemble Concert
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Conn Center
Wind Ensemble Concert

Wind Ensemble is directed by Dr. David R. Holsinger, professor of music, a renowned composer and national band clinician. The ensemble performs traditional band literature for winds and...

Sr. Recital: Logan Fox, cello
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Squires Recital Hall
Sr. Recital: Logan Fox, cello

This event is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the south end of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful...

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