Lee University: Classic Christmas 2020

Lee University and Bank of Cleveland will present a virtual rendition of the annual “A Classic Christmas”.  This highly anticipated event will feature performances by several School of Music ensembles, students, and faculty. “A Classic Christmas” will include a variety of traditional Christmas songs, such as “Joy to the World,” “Silent Night,” “Mary Did You Know,” “I’ll be Home For Christmas,” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.”

This hour-long Christmas program can be viewed on:
– WTCI-PBSSunday, Dec. 20, at 2:30 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 24, at 10:30 p.m.
– The livestream can be found at https://livestream.com/leeu and will be streamed on Friday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 24, at 7:30 p.m.

Merry Christmas!

Senior Music Majors Bring Christmas Cheer

Come join the School of Music’s senior class of music majors in bringing on some holiday cheer!

This video project was created as part of their capstone class. The capstone class examines the roles of music in the Christian life and contemporary life in general. Throughout the video, you will see each of the students using the knowledge that they learned from their specific degree to help bring the joys of Christmas to you.

Merry Christmas from the Lee University School of Music!

And congratulations to all of our Fall 2020 graduates!

Electric Bass Quartet

Happy December! Here at the School of Music we know there’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than with a little Christmas music! Listen to Away in the Manger by Lee University’s Electric Bass Quartet now!

Featuring the talents of Japheth Varlack, Dolan Sipes, Dave Slack, and Aaron Hayes (from left to right). We hope this unique arrangement of a classic tune puts a smile on your face this holiday season.

Student Spotlight: Michael Galea

Meet our November Spotlight: Michael Galea!

Q: Introduce yourself! Where are you from and what are you studying?

A: I’m a Junior Music and Worship Major from Nashville Tennessee. My primary instrument is voice but I’m very involved on campus playing piano as well.

Q: What brought you to Lee?

A: My brother came to Lee so it was always in my mind. The Lee Singers came to my church when I was in high school and I was impressed with their level of musical excellence. I really decided to come to Lee when I auditioned for the School of Music. I was shocked at how friendly the professors are and how much they care about their students well-being.

Q: What ensembles are you involved in?

A: The musical ensembles I’m involved in are Campus Choir and Chorale. I am the music director of Campus Choir and also a member of the Greek Club, Pi Kappa Pi.

Q: What are your career goals for the future?

A: I aspire to become a worship leader that challenges the church to deeper and more meaningful encounters with God. I also want to get my master in Music and Worship following my undergrad. Looking toward the future, I would love to get my doctorate in music and worship studies and eventually become a teacher.

Q: How do you feel the Music & Worship Program at Lee is preparing you for your future as a worship leader?

A: I feel the Music & Worship program is giving the correct tools to become the best worship leader I can be. The school is giving me great resources to excel in the best way possible. My teachers also challenge me to apply every lesson I learn so I can be successful.

Q: Any advice to your freshman self?

A: If I could go back in time and tell my freshman-self anything, it would be to always ask when you need help. The professors are great resources for student development as long as you ask.