buy tickets or donate

Lakeland Community College offers an array of music courses intended for the general education student, beginning and experienced performers, and coursework that will allow the student to complete the first two years of a Bachelor of Music with transfer options to a number of institutions. Students interested in a degree related to music should complete Lakeland's Associate of Arts degree.

General Education Courses

The music department offers general education courses in music that fulfill in part the arts and humanities requirements of many degrees at Lakeland. The following courses are in the Ohio Transfer Module and require no prior musical background:

  • MUSC 1200 Music Appreciation
  • MUSC 1215 World Music
  • MUSC 1800 Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop

Additionally, the following courses requiring the ability to read musical notation are a part of the Ohio Transfer Agreement Program and will fulfill arts and humanities requirements for degrees at Lakeland and other schools:

  • MUSC 2200 Music History and Literature I
  • MUSC 2250 Music History and Literature II

sheet music

The Civic Music program of Lakeland Community College offers five music ensembles for credit, several of which are a part of the Ohio Transfer Assurance Guarantee program:

  • MUSC 2730 Lakeland Civic Flute Choir
  • MUSC 2750 Lakeland Civic Chorus
  • MUSC 2850 Lakeland Civic Orchestra
  • MUSC 2890 Lakeland Civic Band
  • MUSC 2895 Lakeland Civic Jazz Orchestra

In addition, student ensembles may register for MUSC 2700: Small Group Music in order to receive faculty coaching and college credit for chamber groups, popular music ensembles or other independent performance projects. Sixty percent of the performers in the ensemble must register for the course.

Membership in Civic Music ensembles is open to all Lakeland students and community members by audition. Music ensembles rehearse one evening a week and present three to five concerts during the year. It is recommended that students have at least two years of experience performing at the high school level prior to auditioning. Contact the Civic Music ensemble director for details.

Seeking audience members!

We would love to have you in our audience for any music or theater performance. The current Arts schedule gives the full listing of all Arts at Lakeland events and you can purchase tickets for performances online. For detailed information about prior performances, see our concert, gallery and theater event programs.

Applied Music Studies

Lakeland's music department offers beginning through advanced course work for students wishing to pursue study of an instrument or voice in either individual or group settings. We offer beginning studies in a class setting for voice, piano, and guitar through the following courses:

  • MUSC 1000 Group Voice
  • MUSC 1030 Group Guitar I
  • MUSC 1050 Group Piano I

For other instruments, Lakeland is pleased to partner with the Fine Arts Association to offer private applied instruction for college credit for voice, piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, bass (electric and acoustic), guitar, harp and organ. All instruments are available for a half-hour lesson per week (one credit) or a weekly hour lesson (two credits). Students registering for private lessons are responsible for contacting their instructor to arrange schedule and payment of course fees in addition for paying tuition to Lakeland. For most lessons, this is done through the Fine Arts Association, but students should start by registering for Lakeland courses MUSC 1251-1271 (for the appropriate instrument or voice and number of credits).

Core Musicianshop Courses and Majoring in Music

Lakeland students can fulfill all of the requirements for the first two years of a bachelor's degree in music, music education or music therapy. This makes our program ideal for students who started on music later in life, or who make the decision to focus on music later than is expected for many four-year programs.

Students intending to earn a bachelor's degree in a music-related field should take the following courses (all of which are a part of the Ohio Transfer Assurance Guarantee program):

  • MUSC 1050 Group Piano I
  • MUSC 1600 Music Theory I
  • MUSC 1700 Music Theory II
  • MUSC 2200 Music History and Literature I
  • MUSC 2250 Music History and Literature II
  • MUSC 2400 Music Theory III
  • MUSC 2500 Music Theory IV
Music Technology

The music department supports Lakeland's media technology program by offering two courses in electronic music, which are required for students in the audio recording track of the Associate of Applied Science in media technology and are also open to interested elective students:

  • MUSC 2650 Electronic Music I
  • MUSC 2660 Electronic Music II

recording studio, computer, speakers, mixer

Students intending to major in music should do the following to prepare for transferring to a four-year music program:

  1. Make early contact with four-year institutions to determine admission and audition requirements.
  2. Take private lessons on their major instrument for credit every spring and fall semester at Lakeland (two credits per semester recommended).
  3. Participate in a Lakeland Civic Music ensemble for credit every spring and fall semester at Lakeland.
  4. Complete in order all four music theory courses.
  5. Complete in any order the music history and literature courses.
  6. Complete the Ohio Transfer Module.
  7. Take at least one semester of group piano or an applied piano class.
  8. Prepare an audition into the receiving four-year program, typically in the winter of the year prior to transfer.

Note that the general education courses in music (MUSC 1200, 1215, and 1800) are not typically required for a bachelor's degree in music. Music majors will want to complete a course in at least one other arts or humanities area as listed in the requirements for the Associate of Arts.

Staging Enabled