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Whether your goal is to enter the music profession or just to actively pursue your passion for music during college, Lakeland's music program offers broad opportunities for growth and performance.

With three distinct music degree paths, we offer students professional preparation for a variety of careers:

  • The Music Education program has long been a mainstay of the Lakeland music department and our graduates include many successful instrumental, choral and general music teachers throughout the state of Wisconsin.
  • Students may enter the Music Performance degree to prepare for playing or singing careers, or for entry-level jobs in the music business, arts management or advocacy organizations.
  • Lakeland’s Bachelor of Arts in Music aims to provide more options for students who are drawn to the wide range of career paths in music. These students select from one of three emphasis areas – musicology, songwriting & composition or business & contemporary music – allowing the general music student to be career focused and providing opportunities to do experiential learning outside the classroom based on students' post-graduation goals.

Click on Degrees Offered to explore the options for music majors further or click on the Faculty link to meet some of the instructors you might study with.

We also value students who may not be majoring in music but want to enrich their college experience by participating in music groups, taking private lessons or learning a new instrument. Our musical ensembles are open to all students regardless of major. Some require placement auditions in order to best utilize the talents of each student. Ensemble opportunities for Lakeland students include the Symphonic Band, Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Muskie Pride Marching Band, LU Drumline and the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra. You can learn more on our Music Ensembles page.

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