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.

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Mary Nerren

Mary Elizabeth Nerren is a junior piano performance major from Johnson City, Tennessee. She is part of Lee Singers, violinist in the Symphony Orchestra, student worker, and student accompanist, as well as being a member of Phi Eta Sigma. Mary participated in the Lee University International Piano Festival and Competition as a junior in high school, and, according to her, “I was impressed with the piano faculty and their genuine enthusiasm. It made Lee stand out from the other schools I applied to.” She says some of her best moments at Lee stem from being around great people. “Auditioning for the Lee Singers was the best decision I have made at Lee so far. Traveling with this ensemble has given me some of the best times of my life, and I have had amazing worship experiences alongside the friends that have become like family to me.” After graduation, Mary plans to pursue a master's degree in either music or a physician’s assistant school.