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Welcome to the LeeU Music Connect page! Feel free to look around to get a better understanding of our wonderful Lee School of Music culture, as well as our hometown Cleveland, Tennessee.

You can expect to find information regarding:

  • School of Music Audition Registration and Guidelines
  • Programs of study
  • Upcoming Performances
  • Student Life
  • Local Cuisine and Entertainment

Interested in becoming a Music Major? Click HERE to register for your audition.


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Job Listing: Recruitment Coordinator

Are you looking for a full-time job at Lee University? Check out this latest listing from the School of Music:

JOB TITLE:  RECRUITMENT COORDINATOR

STATUS: FULL-TIME 12-MONTH POSITION

PURPOSE OF JOB:

The School of Music Recruitment Coordinator serves as the primary contact person for prospective undergraduate music students and their families, as well as coordinates public relations efforts for the School of Music.  This position directs all aspects of music admission procedures in conjunction with other offices in the School of Music and across campus, most notably with Admissions. The individual must be able and willing to work special events and participate in limited recruitment travel. This person must be well organized, flexible, and enjoy the administrative challenges of working in a fast-paced environment. 

Check out the full description here:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Debby Bell at dbell@leeuniversity.edu

Lee University Clarinet Festival – Online!

This July, Lee University is hosting its summer clarinet festival ONLINE to help you continue your clarinet studies in the summer months, and prepare for your upcoming auditions, all from the comfort of your own home.

Registration is open and extended until JULY 12!

The Lee University Clarinet Festival online edition features 5 days of Zoom master classes with Dr. Kies and Guest Artist Linda Crummel, daily sheet music of intensive warm up and practice routines, and a library of clarinet etudes and duets. Along with the duet sheet music, you will receive backing tracks, or mp3 files with missing parts–so you can play along with the recordings and supply the missing parts.

The festival is open to student clarinetists between the ages of 11 and 23.

Visit leeuclarinet.com to register and for more info!

Lee University Opera Theatre presents: Hänsel und Gretel

From now until July 15th, enjoy this video production of a classic tale. Following all COVID-19 safety guidelines and regulations, the Opera Theatre adapted its production for film, to avoid any gathering of crowds in the audience, to minimize the time spent with all the students together for rehearsal, and to allow large portions to take place outside. 

Staying true to the values of Opera Theatre to provide as many performance opportunities to as many students as possible, the film was produced with two casts.


Here, you can watch the Red Cast (Edited by James Frost):

Featuring Rose Livingston, Jill Reynolds, Tess Varlack, Andrew Easterling, Ashley Mills, Olivia Williams, Lindsey Gore

Chorus: Celia Angel, Audrey Brokish, Megan Foster, Shea Hawkins, Caroline Layton, Katie Lin, Abby Newman, Kaylee Smith, Emily Stewart


Here, you can watch the Green Cast (Edited by JD Frost II):

Featuring Cecelia Fornuto, Julianna McKenna, Tess Varlack, Andrew Easterling, Katie Lin, Kaylee Smith, Audrey Brokish

Chorus: Celia Angel, Megan Foster, Lindsey Gore, Shea Hawkins, Caroline Layton, Ashley Mills, Abby Newman, Emily Stewart, Olivia Williams


Please subscribe to the Opera Theatre YouTube page to stay up to date with the latest news: Opera Theatre

If you would like to make a Gift to Opera Theatre Venmo: @LeeUOperaTheatre

or Support the Filmmaker Venmo: @JD-Frost

 English Translation by Constance Bache, Arr. by Hamilton Benz
 Used by permission of G. Schirmer, Inc.
 Synchronization rights licensed from G. Schirmer, Inc. Used with permission.

A Sneak Peak At Opera Theatre’s New Film

Lee University Opera Theatre produces a full production of an Opera annually at the end of February. In 2021, the production would have taken place right at the height of the global pandemic. 


Opera Theatre adapted its production for film, to avoid any gathering of crowds in the audience, to minimize the time spent with all the students together for rehearsal, and to allow large portions to take place outside. 


Staying true to the values of Opera Theatre to provide as many performance opportunities to as many students as possible, the film was produced with two casts.


Both Full Films will be available to view for FREE on the Opera Theatre’s YouTube Channel from 6/15-7/15 only.
Enjoy an evening at the Opera – or rather in the forest – at home!

Lee University International Piano Festival and Competition 2021

The annual International Piano Festival and Competition is right around the corner! This four day virtual event will feature twenty talented participants, three Artist Recitals, as well as several masterclasses and presentations!

The Artist Recitals will be Livestreamed and can be viewed here:

Recital #1: Jonathan Jung (Thursday May 27, 6:30pm) — https://livestream.com/accounts/7998368/events/9681805

Recital #2: Christopher Harding (Friday May 28, 6:30pm) — https://livestream.com/accounts/7998368/events/9681801

Recital #3: Thomas Lanners (Saturday May 29, 6:30pm) — https://livestream.com/accounts/7998368/events/9681792

Interested in learning more? Check out the official website https://www.leeupianofestival.com/events-schedule