Applied Music Courses:
Lakeland offers two types of study in applied music. For beginning students in piano, voice, and guitar,
there are group lessons available on Lakelandís main campus. These can be scheduled like any other class.
For more advanced students and students on other instruments, lessons are offered through
the Willoughby Fine Arts Association of Mentor.Students can sign up for either one credit-hour or two credit-hours of private
lessons, equaling one half-hour lesson or one hour lesson, respectively, each week for one fifteen-semester. In addition to
the tuition paid to Lakeland,students taking private lessons are responsible for scheduling and paying lesson fees to the
Fine Arts Association. For more information, contact Dr.
Matthew C. Saunders, department chair, at (440) 525-7105.
Voice - Piano - Organ - Flute - Oboe - Clarinet - Saxophone - Bassoon -
French Horn - Trumpet - Trombone - Tuba - Percussion - Violin - Viola - Cello - String Bass - Guitar - Harp
Many Lakeland students choose to satisfy general education requirements by taking one or more of our excellent classroom courses
in music. These courses are taught by our energetic and expert faculty, all of whom are chosen for their expertise in teaching.
Students wishing to deepen their experience with and understanding of the performance
of music may be interested in our hands-on courses, each of which focuses on developing musical and technical skills.
Creating and Marketing a Song
Lakeland students are encouraged to audition for our four performing ensembles, each of which presents three to four concerts per school year
and rehearses during convenient evening hours. Civic Chorus - Civic Orchestra - Civic Band - Civic Jazz Orchestra.
Civic Jazz Orchestra
Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution to complete a bachelorís degree in music or music education
should work closely with the department chair to design a curriculum that will maximize the benefits of starting out at Lakeland.
Additionally, students should plan to take private music lessons and at least one ensemble for credit during every fall and spring
semester. A typical first-semester plan would include the following:
|MUSC 1050 Group 1
|MUSC 1250 Applied Music (private lessons)
|MUSC 1500 Music Fundamentals or MUSC 1600 Theory I
|MUSC 2750/2850/2890/2895 (Ensemble)
|ENGL 1110 (or appropriate course by placement)
Other general education courses as appropriate.