Music Opportunities at Lakeland

Lakeland Community College offers an array of musical opportunities for students and community members seeking to:

  • Take music courses to satisfy general education requirements
  • Develop musical and technical skills in music
  • Study an instrument or voice in group or private lessons
  • Earn an Associate of Arts degree with a focus on music, with the potential to transfer into a four-year program in music.
  • Perform in one of our Lakeland Civic Music ensembles.


Career Opportunities

Successful completion of an Associates of Arts in music may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations. Below are examples which typically include additional degree work at a transfer institution. Northeast Ohio median salaries in 2020 for musicians and singers was $26.27/hour and for music therapists was $54,110. See O*Net OnLine for additional wage and employment trends as well as required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Music performance (vocal or instrumental)
  • Music education
  • Music production
  • Music composition
  • Music therapy

Additionally, the critical thinking, self-motivation and real-time problem-solving skills acquired through music study are highly prized in the legal, medical, and business fields. Music degree holders commonly work in schools, hospitals, churches, the military, and in for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises.

  • Legal
  • Medical
  • Business
  • Holders of music degrees and serious students of music can be found in:
    • Schools
    • Hospitals
    • Churches
    • The military
    • Board rooms of for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises

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Music Facilities

Most music courses are in the music wing, located on the first floor of the C-Building and D-Building. Facilities include:

  • Dr. William and Mrs. Evelyn Fletcher Music Room (C-1078): A rehearsal and classroom space equipped with projection and playback equipment, and sufficient chairs and music stands for an 80-member ensemble.
  • Music Computer Lab (C-1088): A 14-seat computer and piano lab used for classes in electronic music, class piano, and music theory.
  • Practice rooms (C-1081 through C-1087): first-come, first-served individual and small group practice space, each soundproofed and equipped with an acoustic piano.
  • Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center (D-1093): A 400-seat auditorium with professional-quality stage machinery, lighting, sound capabilities, acoustical shells and Steinway B grand piano.

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Layce Artman I graduated with my associate degree from Lakeland while at the same time graduating as Valedictorian from high school. I plan to attend the Holden University Center to complete my bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Layce Artman College Credit Plus

Michelle Timms One thing I really love about Lakeland and being in the honors program is that the teachers have small classes and they are very devoted to their students. My friends at four-year institutions are taking the same intro classes that I am, but in large lecture halls with a lot more students. Michelle Timms Associate of Arts

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