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:
Join us for the 66th Lakeland University Music Camp from July 23 to July 29, 2023 – 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:
To contact the Music Camp, please email MusicCamp@lakeland.edu or call 920-565-1000 ext. 2875.
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, Muskie Tones Acappella, and the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra. You can learn more on our Music Ensembles page.
Music has been an important part of Lakeland University’s history. Building on the legacies of music faculty like Henry Ellerbusch, Edgar Thiessen, Lew Schmidt and Janet Herrick, Lakeland’s music programs continue to grow and thrive. The undergraduate music program, ripe with experiential learning opportunities, is enjoying a spike in enrollment. Lakeland’s summer music camp, which has continued for more than 60 years, continues to educate and inspire hundreds of middle and high school students each summer. The Lakeland Band and Choir continue to go on tour in spring, and students enthusiastically joined our new Muskie Pride Marching Band, LU Drumline and Muskie Tones a cappella vocal ensemble.
For a number of years, alumni and friends of the Lakeland Music Department have supported the students and faculty of the program through their generous gifts to the Encore Circle. The program is being updated to add a variety of benefits to those who give at various levels. These benefits will increase opportunities for lovers of Muskie Music to interact directly with students, faculty and guest performers throughout the year.
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.