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Ignite your musical journey at Lake Michigan College! If you plan on making music your career, enhancing your musical knowledge, and/or just making some music, our outstanding music faculty will guide you in your quest. Build a strong musical foundation at Lake Michigan College.

Why Lake Michigan College Music

  • Play where the pros play: perform on the Mendel Center Mainstage, Hanson Theatre, or one of our other venues that host nationally- and internationally-recognized performing artists regularly. Gain access to our rehearsal facilities, music technology labs, and Wenger practice suites.
  • Choose from an array of instrumental and vocal music courses in jazz, choir, band, strings, music theory, piano, rock history, music technology, music history, ear training, and many others, which will prepare you to dive deeper into your musical life.
  • Choose a Music Associate in Arts Degree or a Music Associate in Applied Sciences that will serve as a starting point in your success as a musician.
  • Play on the best: LMC is one of two All Steinway schools in Michigan.
  • If you wish to continue your studies at a four year institution in music education, music performance, music therapy, or any other music degree, LMC music is the place to start! Music Department Handbook

Want to know more? Contact Kris Behr, Administrative Assistant Fine & Performing Arts or John Owens, Music Program Director

For more information on the Music program at Lake Michigan College, review the Student Music Handbook.

Career Information

Music is a broad industry with many different career choices. Each profession focuses on different aspects of the music field, but in each career there is an overall common factor, a love of music. A few of the options are:

  • Music Education
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Vocal Performance
  • Conducting
  • Composing
  • Music for Worship
  • Music Business
  • Instrument Making and Repair
  • Music Publishing
  • Music Communications read more
Classroom Experience

Lake Michigan College's Music program gives you a strong foundation in the music field. It is both academically and musically challenging and will give you several opportunities each semester to demonstrate your talent. Courses will give you background in music education, vocal performance, composing, the recording industry, and music therapy. These courses prepare you with the necessary information to go onto any music program at a four-year school read more


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