School of Music

A mainstay in over a century of Lee University history, the School of Music is one of the finest music schools in the southeast. Our faculty and staff are deeply invested in encouraging the musical development of all interested students in an environment that nurtures creative expression, academic excellence, and spiritual growth. Each student in the School of Music receives expert instruction in music theory, history, literature, and performance, with extensive performance opportunities.

We invite you to join us in pursuit of our calling to musical excellence.

Lee University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

The School of Music offers the following programs:

Undergraduate Programs:

All degree programs offer concentration in your applied area: instrumental, piano, or voice.

In addition to the applied area concentration, this degree also offers a concentration in Composition.

Graduate Programs
Whether you are a recent college graduate, an active educator, or a practicing worship leader, the graduate program in music at Lee University was designed with you in mind. The Lee University School of Music has the faculty, curriculum, facilities, flexible scheduling, and collateral training opportunities to prepare you for the work of tomorrow’s musician and advanced studies in music. To learn more about Lee's Graduate Studies in Music, click here.

  • Master of Music and Worship
  • Master of Music in Conducting – Choral or Wind
  • Master of Music in Music Education
  • Master of Music in Performance

Online Programs

MM in Music Education

The School of Music faculty and staff are deeply invested in encouraging the musical development of all students, regardless of their major. Our faculty are active in their fields as performers, researchers, and master teachers, offering students the opportunity to learn from and work beside professionals who have performed on stages across the world. Our faculty work diligently to remain current in a world of ever-changing musical trends and to convey their knowledge and experience with methods of appropriate pedagogy.
Mark Bailey

Mark Bailey, DME

Professor of Music
School of Music | Location: CUR 4D
Phone: (423) 614-8269
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Annamarie-Brendel

Anna Marie Brendel

School of Music Recruitment Coordinator
School of Music | Location: CUR 102
Phone: 423-614-8675 Ext. 8675
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Cheryl Brendel

Cheryl Brendel, DMA

Assistant Professor of Voice
School of Music | Location: HUM 311C
Phone: (423) 614-8313
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Ron Brendel

Ron Brendel, DMA

Director of Graduate Studies in Music,
Professor of Voice
School of Music | Location: HUM311D
Phone: (423) 614-8071
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Lauren Buckner

Lauren Buckner, MEd

Assistant Professor of Music Education
School of Music | Location: HUM 211C
Phone: (423) 614-8259
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Gloria Chien

Gloria Chien, DMA

Artist in Residence for Piano Education
School of Music | Location: CUR 1
Phone: (423) 614-8256
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Andrea Dismukes

Andrea Dismukes, DMA

Professor of Voice
School of Music | Location: HUM 211D
Phone: (423) 614-8258
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James Frost

James Frost, MM

Associate Professor of Voice
School of Music | Location: HUM 211B
Phone: (423) 614-8539
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Luke Gambill

Luke Gambill, DWS

Assistant Professor of Music
School of Music | Location: CUR 2C
Phone: (423) 614-8261
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William Green

William Green, DMA

Dean
Professor of Music
School of Music | Location: CUR 107
Phone: (423) 614-8247
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Andy Harnsberger

Andy Harnsberger, DMA

Associate Professor of Percussion
School of Music | Location: PGH 110
Phone: (423) 614-8674
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Kristen Holritz

Kristen Holritz, MM

Instructor of Flute
School of Music | Location: CUR 3C
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David Holsinger

David Holsinger, DMA

Professor of Music
School of Music | Location: CUR 4B
Phone: (423) 614-8266
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Jonathan Jung

Joong Han (Jonathan) Jung, DMA

Assistant Professor of Piano
School of Music | Location: CUR 1C
Phone: (423) 614-8594
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ChoEun Lee

ChoEun Lee, DMA

Assistant Professor of Collaborative Piano and Vocal Coaching
School of Music | Location: CUR 1B
Phone: (423) 614-8257
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Babbie Mason

Babbie Mason, BA

Artist in Residence - Musicianship Studies
School of Music | Location: HUM 211
Phone: (423) 614-8246
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Nathaniel Olson

Nathanial Olson, DMA

Assistant Professor of Voice
School of Music | Location: HUM 211E
Phone: (423) 614-8252
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Austin Patty

Austin Patty, PhD

Professor of Music Theory
School of Music | Location: CUR 4F
Phone: (423) 614-8666
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Brian Reichenbach

Brian Reichenbach, DMA

Assistant Professor of Trumpet
Specialty: Trumpet, Brass Literature, Brass Pedagogy, Music Theory
School of Music | Location: HUM 311E
Phone: (423) 614-8364 Ext. 8364
Randy Sheeks

Randy Sheeks, DMA

Coordinator of Music and Worship
Associate Professor of Music and Worship
School of Music | Location: CUR 2B
Phone: (423) 614-8384
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Staci Spring

Staci Spring, DMA

Instructor of Bassoon
School of Music | Location: CUR 4
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Phillip Thomas

Phillip Thomas, PhD

Associate Dean
Distinguished Professor of Music
School of Music | Location: CUR4C
Phone: (423) 614-8264
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Muenvanessa-Wei

Muen Vanessa Wei

Assistant Professor of Piano
| Location:HUM 211A
Phone: 423-614-8495
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Laud Vaught

Laud Vaught

Music Resource Center Coordinator
School of Music | Location: CUR 135
Phone: (423) 614-8244
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Douglas Warner

Douglas Warner, DMA

Director of Applied Studies in Music
Professor of Music
School of Music | Location: CUR 1D
Phone: (423) 614-8265
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School of Music

Jordan Narkates

Jordan Narkates came to Lee from Helena, Alabama, to major in music and worship. At Lee, he has immersed himself in a variety of musical pursuits, serving as president of the Lee Singers, tenor section leader of Lee University Chorale, and a member of Lee U Worship. “The Lord ordered my steps and paved the path to Lee since I first visited as an eighth grader,” Jordan says. The highlight of his Lee career to date was being involved on the “Revere,” project, a recording Lee Singers did with Integrity Music. After graduation, Jordan plans to become a full-time worship leader and pursue a master’s degree and a doctorate in worship studies.