• 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

12/04
Classic Christmas Concert
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Conn Center
Classic Christmas Concert

Address: 150 11th Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311

Celebrating its 27th year, this festive celebration of Christmas music features a variety of Lee University School of Music performers...

12/15
Lessons & Carols
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

The Chapel
Lessons & Carols

Address: 1020 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37311

The Lee University School of Music and School of Religion join together to present a service of lessons and carols, uniting Biblical lessons...

1/06
School of Music Auditions
All day | Read more

School of Music Auditions
For more information please contact McKenna Fetzer, (423) 614-8675, mfetzer@leeuniversity.edu
1/16
School of Music Auditions
All day | Read more

School of Music Auditions
For more information please contact McKenna Fetzer, (423) 614-8675, mfetzer@leeuniversity.edu
1/17
Faculty Recital: Phillip Thomas, piano
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Recital: Phillip Thomas, piano
1230 Parker Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
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