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 performance degree to prepare for playing or singing careers, or for entry level jobs in music business, retail or arts advocacy. Other students will go on after Lakeland to graduate study in more specialized areas of the music field. 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.
Students who complete music degrees at Lakeland will be able to:
- Perform to a high level of mastery, either in voice or instrument
- Lead an ensemble effectively
- Use the piano as a professional tool
- Identify significant dates, composers, works and styles through study of music history
- Use the theoretical language of music for composition and analysis
- Teach music effectively at a variety of levels
- Demonstrate behaviors and aptitudes for professional success