Major in Music

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.

Areas of Emphasis

Specialized Music Paths

Lakeland music majors will select from one of three emphasis areas, providing more options for students who are drawn to the wide range of career paths in music.

  • Musicology
  • Songwriting & Composition
  • Business & Contemporary Music

These emphasis areas  provide students with more individual choices that will allow them to tailor a pathway based on their career interests. In addition to the bachelor's in music, Lakeland's popular music education and music performance degree programs also remain as options for students.

Auditions & Scholarships
Lakeland University Assistant Professor of Music directing the band.

"People sometimes look at majors within the humanities and don't always see connections between the programs or coursework and the 'real world' ... These changes will allow our general music degree to be career focused and provide opportunities for students to do experiential learning outside the classroom based on what they might want to do after graduation."

- Joshua Kutney, dean of Lakeland's School of Humanities & Fine Arts

64th Lakeland University Music Camp

Join us for the 64th Lakeland University Music Camp from July 19 to July 25, 2020 – where we will once again provide an exciting one week camp featuring band, choir, orchestra and piano.

The Lakeland University Music Camp offers a fun-filled, educational experience for high school and middle school music students! At less cost than many other week-long camps, The Lakeland University Music Camp offers so many opportunities, such as:

  • Large ensembles
  • Daily sectionals with master teachers
  • Daily music theory classes
  • Camp Choir and Camp Band
  • Numerous elective choices
  • Nightly entertainment
  • High-quality faculty and staff
  • Great facilities on a beautiful campus

To contact the Music Camp, please email or call 920-565-1000 ext. 2875.

Lakeland University students performing at band concert.

College Experience

Music Ensembles

Lakeland also values 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.

Music Ensembles
Experiential Education

Experiential Education

Beyond the Classroom

Lakeland's Cooperative Education program will provide Music students with the ability to earn 12-18 months of full-time work experience, academic credit for their work, and a combination of scholarships and wages that will significantly reduce or eliminate post-graduation debt.

Learn more

Interested in majoring in Music? Contact us for more information.