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 emphasis, this degree also offers an emphasis 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. Four Master’s degrees in music are offered, including Music and Worship, Music Education, Performance, and Conducting. 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.
Alan Wyatt

Alan Wyatt, MM

Associate Professor of Music
School of Music | Location: PGH 100C
Phone: (423) 614-8386
John Wykoff

John Wykoff, PhD

Associate Professor of Music Theory & Composition
Musicianship Studies | Location: CUR 1A
Phone: (423) 614-8665
Xiaoqing Yu

Xiaoqing Yu, MM

Associate Professor of Violin
School of Music | Location: CUR 3B
Phone: (423) 614-8663

Look Inside

Take a quick look at the Curtsinger Building, home of Lee's School of Music and the faculty housing our dynamic and close-knit learning community.
School of Music

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.