Lakeland College

Music Faculty

Associate Professor of Music
Associate Professor of German & Music
Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands

Music

Whether your career goal is to sing or play an instrument for a living, or to someday teach others the magic of music, Lakeland’s all-encompassing program provides a tremendous environment for musical growth and fulfillment.

“Here at Lakeland, we take an interest in every individual, and we take the time to find out where their strengths and interests are,” says Arthur Johnson, associate professor of music and college pianist. “We help direct them, facilitate their growths in those areas and prepare them for their profession.”

Educate or perform

Lakeland’s music program is divided into two primary parts – the education emphasis and the performance emphasis. True to Lakeland’s penchant for developing well-rounded students, however, Johnson encourages students to study more than one emphasis.

All students take the core music theory and history courses, so they’re well-grounded as they delve into strengthening their singing or playing talents.

“Here at Lakeland, all students receive private lessons, one-on-one, whether it’s instrument or voice,” says Johnson. “Basically, we will build your skills in all areas, then kind of specialize in the areas each student is most interested in. We have such a varsity of offerings and such flexibility, we can meet a lot of needs.”

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Music Major (56 semester hours - Voice Performance and Pedagogy Emphasis)

  • MUS 111 Music Theory I and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 112 Music Theory II and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 149/159/249/259 Class Piano I-IV (2 semester hours each for a total of 8 semester hours)
  • MUS 211 Music Theory III and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 212 Music Theory IV and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 235/236 Performance Ensembles-Concert Choir or Frauenchor (.5 semester hour each for a total of 4 semester hours)
  • MUS 245/445 Applied Voice (a minimum of 12 semester hours)
  • MUS 261 Sophomore Voice Recital (2 semester hours)
  • MUS 311 Music History & Literature I
  • MUS 312 Music History & Literature II (Writing Intensive)
  • MUS 351 Conducting (1.5 semester hours)
  • MUS 361 Junior Voice Recital (2 semester hours)
  • MUS 461 Senior Voice Recital (3 semester hours)
  • MUS 465 Vocal Pedagogy & Literature (1.5 semester hours)
  • Successful completion of piano proficiency examination

Music Major (61 semester hours - Instrumental Performance Emphasis)

  • MUS 111 Music Theory I and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 112 Music Theory II and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 149/159/249/259 Class Piano I-IV (2 semester hours each for a total of 8 semester hours)
  • MUS 211 Music Theory III and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 212 Music Theory IV and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 225/226 Performance Ensembles - Concert Band or Sheboygan Symphony (.5 semester hour each for 8 semesters for a total of 4 semester hours of credit)
  • MUS 244/444 Applied Instrument (total 8 semester hours)
  • MUS 260 Sophomore Recital (2 semester hours)
  • MUS 285 Woodwind Techniques (1 semester hour)
  • MUS 295 Brass Techniques (1 semester hour)
  • MUS 305 Percussion Techniques (1 semester hour)
  • MUS 311 Music History & Literature I
  • MUS 312 Music History & Literature II (Writing Intensive)
  • MUS 351 Conducting (1.5 semester hours)
  • MUS 360 Junior Recital (2 semester hours)
  • MUS 382 Orchestration & Arranging (1.5 semester hours)
  • MUS 436 Instrumental Teaching Methods (2 semester hours)
  • MUS 460 Senior Recital
  • Successful completion of piano proficiency exam

Music Major (59.5 semester hours - Piano Performance and Pedagogy Emphasis)

  • MUS 111 Music Theory I with lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 112 Music Theory II with lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 145 Applied Voice (1 semester hour)
  • MUS 147 Applied Organ (1 semester hour each for a total of 2 semesters)
  • MUS 211 Music Theory III with lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 212 Music Theory IV with lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 218 Accompanying (2 semester hours)
  • MUS 225/226/235/236 Performance Ensembles—Concert Band or Sheboygan Symphony or Concert Choir or Frauenchor (. 5 semester hour each for a total of 4 semester hours)
  • MUS 246 Applied Piano (2 semester hours each for a total of 8 semester hours)
  • MUS 262 Sophomore Piano Recital (2 semester hours)
  • MUS 311 Music History and Literature I
  • MUS 312 Music History and Literature II (Writing Intensive)
  • MUS 351 Conducting (1.5 semester hours)
  • MUS 362 Junior Piano Recital (2 semester hours)
  • MUS 367 Piano Pedagogy and Literature I (2 semester hours)
  • MUS 368 Piano Pedagogy and Literature II (2 semester hours)
  • MUS 446 Applied Piano (2 semester hours each for a total of 8 semester hours)
  • MUS 462 Senior Piano Recital

General Music Education - Early Childhood through Adolescence Certification (K-12)

Instrumental Concentration (52.5 semester hours)

  • MUS 111 Music Theory I and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 112 Music Theory II and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 149/159/249/259 Class Piano I-IV (2 semester hours each for a total of 8 semester hours)
  • MUS 211 Music Theory III and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 212 Music Theory IV and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 225/226/235/236 Concert Band or Sheboygan Symphony or Concert Choir or Frauenchor (.5 semester hour each for a total of 8 semesters)
  • MUS 244/444 Applied Instrument (a minimum of 10 semester hours)
  • MUS 311 Music History and Literature I
  • MUS 312 Music History and Literature II (Writing Intensive)
  • MUSE 320 Classroom Instruments for General Music Teachers (1 semester hour)
  • MUS 382 Orchestration and Arranging (1.5 semester hours)
  • MUS 420 Pre-adolescent Choral Techniques (2 semester hours)
  • MUS 441 General Music Teaching Methods and Materials I (2 semester hours)
  • MUS 442 General Music Teaching Methods and Materials II (2 semester hours)
  • Successful completion of junior and senior recitals
  • Successful completion of piano proficiency exam

Piano Concentration (54.5 semester hours)

  • MUS 111 Music Theory I and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 112 Music Theory II and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 149/159/249/259 Class Piano I-IV (2 semester hours each for a total of 8 semester hours)
  • MUS 211 Music Theory III and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 212 Music Theory IV and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 225/226/235/236 Concert Band or Sheboygan Symphony or Concert Choir or Frauenchor (.5 semester hours each for a total of 8 semesters)
  • MUS 245/445 Applied Voice (2 semester hours)
  • MUS 246/446 Applied Piano (a minimum of 10 semester hours)
  • MUS 311 Music History and Literature I
  • MUS 312 Music History and Literature II (Writing Intensive)
  • MUSE 320 Classroom Instruments for General Music Teachers (1 semester hour)
  • One of the following:
    • MUS 382 Orchestration (1.5 semester hours)
    • MUS 383 Choral Writing and Arranging (1.5 semester hours)
  • MUS 420 Pre-adolescent Choral Techniques (2 semester hours)
  • MUS 441 General Music Teaching Methods and Materials I (2 semester hours)
  • MUS442 General Music Teaching Methods and Materials II (2 semester hours)
  • Successful completion of junior and senior recitals
  • Successful completion of piano proficiency exam

Vocal Concentration (52.5 semester hours)

  • MUS 111 Music Theory I and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 112 Music Theory II and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 149/159/249/259 Class Piano I-IV (2 semester hours each for a total of 8 semester hours)
  • MUS 211 Music Theory III and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 212 Music Theory IV and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 225/226/235/236 Concert Band or Sheboygan Symphony or Concert Choir or Frauenchor (.5 semester hour each for 8 semesters)
  • MUS 245/445 Applied Voice (a minimum of 10 semester hours)
  • MUS 311 Music History and Literature I
  • MUS312 Music History and Literature II (Writing Intensive)
  • MUSE 320 Classroom Instruments for General Music Teachers (1 semester hour)
  • MUS383 Choral Writing and Arranging (1.5 semester hours)
  • MUS 420 Pre-adolescent Choral Techniques (2 semester hours)
  • MUS441 General Music Teaching Methods and Materials I (2 semester hours)
  • MUS 442 General Music Teaching Methods and Materials II (2 semester hours)
  • Successful completion of junior and senior recitals
  • Successful completion of piano proficiency exam

Note: To qualify for Early Childhood through Adolescence (grades K-12) teaching certification, a student must complete the courses listed above, the Early Childhood through Adolescence Professional Sequence, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's (DPI) statutory requirements.

Instrumental Music Education - (58.5 semester hours - Early Childhood through Adolescence Education Certification K-12)

  • MUS 111 Music Theory I and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 112 Music Theory II and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 145 Applied Voice (1 semester hour for 2 terms)
  • MUS 149/159/249/259 Class Piano I-IV (2 semester hours each for a total of 8 semester hours)
  • MUS 211 Music Theory III and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 212 Music Theory IV and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 225/226 Concert Band or Sheboygan Symphony (.5 semester hour each for at least 8 semesters for a minimum total of 4 semester hours of credit)
  • MUS 244/444 Applied Instrument (1 or 2 semester hours each for a minimum of 10 semester hours of credit)
  • MUS 275 String Techniques (1 semester hour)
  • MUS 285 Woodwind Techniques (1 semester hour)
  • MUS 295 Brass Techniques (1 semester hour)
  • MUS 305 Percussion Techniques (1 semester hour)
  • MUS 311 Music History and Literature I
  • MUS 312 Music History and Literature II (Writing Intensive)
  • MUS 351 Conducting (1.5 semester hours)
  • MUS 353 Advanced Instrumental Conducting (1.5 semester hours)
  • MUS 382 Orchestration and Arranging (1.5 semester hours)
  • MUSE 436 Instrumental Teaching Methods (2 semester hours)
  • MUSE 442 General Music Teaching Methods and Materials II (2 semester hours)
  • Successful completion of junior and senior recitals
  • Successful completion of piano proficiency examination

To qualify for Early Childhood through Adolescence (grades K-12) teaching certification, a student must complete the courses listed above, the Early Childhood through Adolescence Professional Sequence, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's (DPI) statutory requirements.

Choral Music Education - Early Childhood through Adolescence Education Certification (K-12)- 55 semester hours

  • MUS 111 Music Theory I and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 112 Music Theory II and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 149/159/249/259 Class Piano I-IV (2 semester hours each for a total of 8 semester hours)
  • MUS 211 Music Theory III and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 212 Music Theory IV and lab (4 semester hours)
  • MUS 235/236 Concert Choir or Frauenchor (.5 semester hour each for 8 semesters for a total of 4 semester hours of credit)
  • MUS 245/445 Applied Voice (1-2 semester hours for a minimum total of 10 semester hours)
  • MUS 275/285/295/305 One Instrumental Techniques course (1 semester hour)
  • MUS 311 Music History and Literature I
  • MUS 312 Music History and Literature II (Writing Intensive)
  • MUS 351 Conducting (1.5 semester hours)
  • MUS 363 Advanced Choral Conducting (1.5 semester hours)
  • MUS 383 Choral Writing and Arranging (1.5 semester hours)
  • MUSE 435 Secondary School Choral Teaching methods (2 semester hours)
  • MUSE 442 General Music Teaching methods and Materials II (2 semester hours)
  • MUS 465 Vocal Pedagogy and Literature (1.5 semester hours)
  • Successful completion of junior and senior recitals
  • Successful completion of piano proficiency examination

To qualify for Early Childhood through Adolescence (grades K-12) teaching certification, a student must complete the courses listed above, the Early Childhood through Adolescence Professional Sequence, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's (DPI) statutory requirements.

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Recent Grads, Real Careers

Listed below are just some of the careers Lakeland College music students from recent graduating classes have landed:

  • Music teacher, Dreams Unlimited
  • Music teacher, Waupun Area School District
  • Choral director, New Holstein High School
  • Choral director, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District
  • Webmaster, Wisconsin Music Teachers Association; Masters of Music Performance, James Madison University
  • Business Owner: New Song Piano Studio

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Snapshot of Success

Name: Elisabeth Daniels

Hometown: Plymouth, Wis.

Title: Private piano instructor; Lakeland College piano instructor

Elisabeth Daniels was 6 years old when “my mom forced me to take piano lessons.”

As Elisabeth kept playing, she kept improving. And slowly but surely, she began to love the beautiful music her fingertips were producing.

“My mom made me stick with it, and suddenly it got to the point where it was more voluntary than forced,” Elisabeth says. “Then by late high school, I realized I really wanted to be challenged.”

Elisabeth arrived at Lakeland as a math major, but ended up double-majoring in math and music. More and more, her passion shifted toward playing music and reaching new heights on the piano.

After graduating in 2010 with a degree in piano performance and pedagogy, Elisabeth applied to and was accepted by the James Madison University School of Music. She earned a masters of music and while she was there, taught classes in piano proficiency for non-piano majors.

Now she’s back at Lakeland, teaching classes as an adjunct instructor while also building a strong clientele base of private instruction students of all ages.

“One of my favorite things about being a musician is the many opportunities I am involved in,” she says. “I can accompany, perform and teach. I’m not stuck in a 9-to-5 job.”

Elisabeth says she’s thrilled to be back at Lakeland.

“People really care about you here,” she says. “They are invested in your life. Nobody at Lakeland is just another person. I know that sounds cliché, but it’s really true. Knowing how much people invested in me at Lakeland really drove me to work harder.”

As for her mom, who urged her to excel when she was little, Elisabeth noticed something special after her graduate recital at James Madison.

“I could tell she was proud of me,” Elisabeth says.

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Music at Lakeland

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
  • Display professional discipline and aesthetic appreciation
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