Music Education and Sacred Music
The Music Area is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. The Music Area sponsors one band music service fraternity Kappa Kappa . You can explore a full range of undergraduate courses, including opera theatre, music history and literature, Black music history, World of Music sacred music, music theory, band, choir, orchestra, music education method courses, and private applied study. The Smart Music room provides computer accompaniment for student vocal and instrumental solo study. The Composition Laboratory room provides students with the opportunity create their own compositions. The Music Theory and Music Research Laboratory allows for a full range of learning opportunities.
The Music Area offers two degrees the Bachelor of Music Education degree and the Bachelor of Science with emphasis in Sacred Music. As a Music Education major you will acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed for K-12 music teaching certification. As a Sacred Music major you will be given the opportunity to develop your musical skills within the Sacred Music context. Within both degree programs the student may select either vocal, instrumental, or keyboard music emphasis.
Should you decide to become a Music Minor while earning an undergraduate degree in another field of study you will still be able to become involved in your preferred music activities. Twenty-one music credit hours are required for a minor. Should you decide to major entirely in another field of study, you are encouraged to continue your musical interests in band, jazz band, pep and, choir, opera theatre, vocal ensemble, gospel choir, and orchestra. These ensembles perform both on campus and off campus. Several of these ensembles represent the university in touring performance opportunities. You may also take private applied music lessons in voice, instrument, or group piano instruction in the piano lab that features multiple keyboards.
We invite you to strongly consider being a part of the Lincoln University music community either as a music education major, sacred music major, music minor, or music participant.