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The Music Department offers an array of elective courses covering several mixes of musical categories including pop / rock and classical music to provide students with access to music career preparation. Classes emphasize music theory, as well as applied instruction in voice, piano, organ, and a wide assortment of orchestral and band instruments, including jazz and popular music applications. Students taking classes in voice and keyboard will use the college’s state-of-the-art computer integrated piano lab. Many students interested in music as a profession choose to pursue an Associate of Arts degree at Lakeland and transfer credits to a four-year music school. Lakeland also hosts five community music ensembles, four of which are available to Lakeland students as for-credit courses. Admission to the Lakeland Civic Orchestra, Lakeland Civic Band, Lakeland Civic Chorus, and Lakeland Civic Jazz Orchestra is by audition, but these groups are open to all interested and able members. Jazz Impact is a jazz ensemble for talented high school students. In addition, Lakeland hosts an annual Young Artists Concerto Competition.