Lakeland students and community members may pursue music in small group settings through Lakeland's Small Group Music Program. Interested musicians should click here to complete the webform by Nov. 20 (for spring semester) or April 20 (for summer or fall semesters). Musicians may join as individuals and receive help forming a group or as existing groups of three to eight musicians.
60% of the members of the group must be registered for MUSC 2700: Small Group Music, a one-credit lab course meeting two hours per week, in order to receive coaching and schedule rehearsal space.
All ensembles must present a public performance at the end of the term, which may take place on Lakeland's campus. Any style of music is welcome, from rock, metal, country, jazz or hip-hop to classical, vocal or world music. If we don't already know someone who can help you get better, we will find them!
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: All college students and community adults
WHEN: MUSC 2700 is offered during spring, summer and fall semesters and is scheduled according to the availability of students, instructors and facilities. It is a one-credit lab course meeting two hours per week for full semesters, or four hours per week during the eight-week summer term.
WHERE: Rehearsals are typically in the Fletcher Music Room, C-Building, Room C-1078.
REQUIREMENTS: Requirements vary by ensemble type and organization. Generally, two years of experience playing or singing at the high school level is recommended, but if group members are of like experience, less-experienced musicians can be accommodated. Lakeland will work with groups to provide equipment, but group members should be prepared to provide their own instruments and rehearsal amplification.
CRITERIA: Acceptance into the Small Group Music course is by audition. Please contact Lakeland's music department chair for more information. Ensembles should be between three to eight members, and may be organized for the duration of the course or preexisting.
INSTRUMENTS: Small Group Music can accommodate any instrument or voice, and is particularly well-suited to popular music styles that are not generally addressed in large-ensemble settings.
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I graduated with my associate degree from Lakeland while at the same time graduating as Valedictorian from high school. I plan to attend the Holden University Center to complete my bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Layce Artman College Credit Plus
One thing I really love about Lakeland and being in the honors program is that the teachers have small classes and they are very devoted to their students. My friends at four-year institutions are taking the same intro classes that I am, but in large lecture halls with a lot more students. Michelle Timms Associate of Arts