Bachelor of Music Education
For students planning to pursue careers as music teachers, choral directors, or band/orchestra directors in elementary and secondary schools, this degree provides the pedagogical and musical training necessary for effective careers in education. The program meets the Tennessee Department of Education’s requirements for K-12 music education certification.
Applied Music Study: Music study at Lee includes individual concentration in an applied performance area including piano, voice, guitar, strings, percussion, and all wind instruments. This is provided through private instruction on the specific instrument throughout the course of the degree program. Performance is also emphasized through experiences in instrumental and/or vocal ensembles and chamber music opportunities.
Instrumental Non-Keyboard, K-12 Licensure - MUSIA.BME
Instrumental, K-12 Licensure, Piano Track - MUSKI.BME
Vocal/General, K-12 Licensure - MUSVA.BME
Vocal/General, K-12 Licensure, Piano Track - MUSKA.BME
Lee's programs give the student a chance to experience various aspects of life at Lee beyond academics, offering program-specific global trips, clubs, service, and research opportunities. The following are possible aspects of life outside the classroom for students in the above degree programs:
|Support and Tutoring
The Capstone course is designed to help graduating students integrate their faith with the academic knowledge they have gained throughout their studies. It is regarded as the final reflection of the essential Core Values of Lee University.
|Final Recitals / Final Projects
Each graduate of the School of Music completes a culminating project that aligns with the purposes and goals of the specific degree program. Students completing the Bachelor of Music Education will perform a 30-minute senior recital.
|Honors and Awards
There are a variety of scholarships available to music majors:
Performance is at the heart of the experience in the School of Music. This takes the form of solo performance opportunities, ensemble performances, ministry tours, and opportunities to attend recitals both on campus and in the community. The university provides exceptional musical experience on campus each semester including:
Lee University School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). NASM has been recognized by the United States Department of Education as the agency responsible for the accreditation of all music curricula.
This program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for achieving success after graduation. Here are the career paths often pursued by graduates in this program.
- Elementary Music Teacher
- University Music Professor
- Collaborative Pianist
- Band Director
- Choral Director
- Orchestra Conductor