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.
Median salaries in 2019 for musicians and Singers was $30.39/hour and for music therapists was $48,220. See O*Net OnLine for additional wage and employment trends as well as required knowledge, skills, and abilities. While you are learning music, you are also learning the skills needed for life! An Associate of Arts degree with a music focus can be the beginning of a variety of career paths, including:
- Music performance (vocal or instrumental)
- Music education
- Music production
- Music composition
- Music therapy
Additionally, the skills developed by musicians in critical thinking, self-motivation and real-time problem-solving are highly prized in many fields, including the following professions:
- 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.