• Held during the last week of June, Lee University Music Camp is for students entering grade 9 through those entering college as freshmen. Music Camp  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. Choices for special diets are available.
    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 on-campus and nearby will be available for non-resident campers.

    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, registration is $50)
    • Resident (staying 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 is available for an additional $95 and strongly suggested.

    All students selected for their respective high school All-State ensembles are given a $250 Music Camp scholarship. This selection requires documentation and will be confirmed by the Camp Director.

    A very limited number of $150 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 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

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