In the words of one noted critic, “All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.” And it is this “condition” of music—its purity of form, its expressive power, and the immediacy of its emotional impact—that has made it so central to every culture. Music is not an educational luxury; rather, it lies at the core of what it means to be human.
The music faculty offer all Lakeland students the opportunity to participate in the performing life of the campus community through vocal and instrumental ensembles. For music majors, the faculty provide an opportunity to turn music into a vocation.
Students wishing to major in music may choose from three majors: (1) Music, (2) Music Education, and (3) Music Performance. A music minor is also offered.
In addition to aspiring to excellence in their teaching and performance areas, students develop strong broad-based music skills through the music core classes. Thus, students develop clear and effecting conducting skills, proficient piano skills, and functional aural skills. Students also develop functional understandings of the musical language and of music history and literature. Summarily, Lakeland’s music program strives to cultivate professional discipline and aesthetic appreciation in its students.
Assistant Professor: Evan Chancellor
Visiting Instructor: Emily Davis