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.
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.
- Holders of music degrees and serious students of music can be found in:
- The military
- Board rooms of for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises
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.