• The Department of Music Education recognizes the importance of a comprehensive education in the fields of music and education, as well as the general education core. The department is dedicated to the preparation of excellent music educators through research-based practice, including active, problem-based learning, field experiences in local school contexts, and reflective practice at all levels.

    A primary goal of the department is to foster within each future music educator a Christian worldview that will serve as a guide through the constant and rapid changes occurring in education as well as society in general. The exceptional faculty within the Music Education department is committed to mentoring the teacher candidates through this developmental process.

    The Music Education discipline includes the general education core, the music core including applied study and ensembles, and professional coursework in both the School of Music and the College of Education. Students successfully completing the degree requirements will be recommended to the state of Tennessee for K-12 licensure.

    Linda Thompson, Ph.D.—Chair


    Contact Information

    Department of Music Education
    1130 Parker Street
    PO Box 3450
    Cleveland, TN 37320-3450

    Phone: 423-614-8246
    Email: musiceducation@leeuniversity.edu  
    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Music Events Calendar

2/27
Symphony Orchestra Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Symphony Orchestra Concert

Address: 340 Church Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

Symphony Orchestra's spring concert will include performances by the winners of the Lee University Student Concerto Competition....

2/28
Faculty Recital: Chery Brendel, soprano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Chery Brendel, soprano

Lecturer Chery Brendel will present a recital featuring works by Szymanowski, Rorem, Milhaud, and Strauss.

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the...

3/01
Behind the Music of “Tributes” Lecture: Holly Mulcahy & James Stephenson
Begins at 2:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Behind the Music of “Tributes” Lecture: Holly Mulcahy & James Stephenson
American composer James Stephenson and CSO’s concertmaster Holly Mulcahy speak about Stephenson's violin concerto, titled “Tributes.”
3/01
Saxophone Choir Concert
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Saxophone Choir Concert

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

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

3/02
Graduate Recital: Anna Gryshyna, piano
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Graduate Recital: Anna Gryshyna, piano

Squires Recital Hall is located on the first floor in the South End of the Humanities Building on Lee University's beautiful campus.

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

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