May 23, 2022  
2014-2015 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2014-2015 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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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, with specialized tracks designed for vocal, instrumental, and piano training.

Students wishing to major in music may choose between or combine the education and performance tracks by selecting one or more from the following six emphases: (1) Music Education—Choral Music Certification, (2) Music Education—Instrumental Music Certification, (3) Music Education—General Music Certification, (4) Voice Performance and Pedagogy, (5) Instrumental Performance, and (6) Piano Performance and Pedagogy. Those choosing Music Education—General Music Certification will choose a concentration from among Instrumental, Vocal, and Piano.

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.

Students who major in Music will be able to:

  • perform to an “advanced developing” or a “semi-professional” level of mastery, either in voice or their chosen instrument;
  • lead an ensemble with technical clarity and expressive effectiveness;
  • play the piano well enough to use it as a professional tool and a means of artistic expression;
  • demonstrate a functional understanding of music history and literature, including the tradition’s seminal cultural periods, composers, and genres;
  • master the language of music, both in analysis and aural skill; and
  • display professional discipline and aesthetic appreciation.

Associate Professors: Arthur T. Johnson and Martin Ulrich
Assistant Professor: Christopher Werner
Instructor: Daniel D. Black


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