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Office of Admissions 423.869.6280
Email: admissions@LMUnet.edu

Student

"It seems as if every day brings a different challenge. I am constantly being pushed by both my classmates and the faculty."
--Robert Johnson, Senior, music major

"At LMU, you learn about different styles and worlds of music and to appreciate all of them. The faculty is very personable and know you on a first name basis. Music is a major part of my life, and I am glad to share it with LMU."
--Jessica Yeatman, Senior, music major

Music



To inquire about this program:
Dr. Joe Carucci | 423.869.6799 | joseph.carucci@lmunet.edu

Mission Statement


The music program seeks to prepare students for careers as professional performers and music educators. This preparation is accomplished by fostering of discipline, responsibility, pride, and personal fulfillment in the pursuit of musical excellence. We are actively involved in carrying out the mission of the university by presenting concerts, recitals, and related events that enrich the cultural life of the region. We offer a variety of performing ensembles featuring students and community members. Our goal is to encourage appreciation and lifelong learning in the performing arts.

Entrance Requirements


All students must first meet the requirements of Lincoln Memorial University. For consideration as a music major or minor, the student must demonstrate a sufficient level of aptitude by completing a live audition.

Prospective students should contact the program director to arrange an interview and audition with the appropriate faculty. At least one audition day will be offered on campus in the spring semester. Additional opportunities to audition may be arranged at the mutual convenience of student and faculty if necessary.

Ensemble Descriptions


The music program at LMU offers several different performing opportunities for interested and qualified students.

Large ensembles include:

Concert Band
Concert Choir
Tri-State Community Chorus
Pep Band
Rock Ensemble

These ensembles perform several concerts throughout the year and cover a wide variety of musical styles and genres. Made up of the finest musicians from both LMU and the surrounding community, participation, with the exception of the Tri-State Community Chorus, is by audition only.

LMU also offers a variety of chamber ensembles. These include:

Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Vocal Ensemble
Chamber Singers
Brass and Woodwind Quintets
These groups offer a more intimate alternative for students seeking to further enhance their musical growth. Participation is also by audition.

Music Program Description


The study of music at LMU is unique. Our dedicated faculty provides personalized attention so that you will acquire the best possible academic and artistic preparation. Students have the option of pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree with an emphasis in either music performance or music education. Students may also choose to minor in music. We offer a variety of performing ensembles and provide private applied lessons in piano, voice, guitar, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments as well as courses in music theory and history.

LMU offers two programs in music, a B.A. in music performance, and both vocal and instrumental music education.

Four Year Plan


Music- Four Year Plan

Course Information



Major Core:  Instrumental Music Education
    cr. hrs.
MUSC 111 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 112 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 211 Music Theory III 3
MUSC 212 Music Theory IV 3
MUSC 101 Class Piano I 1
MUSC 102 Class Piano II 1
MUSC 121 Ear Training I 2
MUSC 122 Ear Training II 2
MUSC 221 Music History I 3
MUSC 222 Music History II 3
MUSC 254 Brass Techniques 1
MUSC 255 Woodwind Techniques 1
MUSC 256 Percussion Techniques 1
MUSC 257 String Techniques 1
MUSC 300 Fundamentals of Arranging 3
MUSC 355 Instrumental Conducting 3
*MUSC 395A Methods of Teaching Instrumental Music in the Elementary, Middle and Secondary Schools (1)  
MUSC 395B Fundamentals of Marching Band (1)  
MUSC 151-152, 251-252, 351-352 Applied lessons on primary instrument 6
MUSC 451 or 452 Applied lessons on secondary instrument 1
Select from the following ensembles: 7
MUSC 153 Concert Band  
MUSC 143 Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble  
MUSC 497 Senior Recital 0
  Total 50 hrs.

Major Core:  Vocal/General Music Education
    cr. hrs.
MUSC 111 Music Theory I 3
MUSC 112 Music Theory II 3
MUSC 211 Music Theory III 3
MUSC 212 Music Theory IV 3
MUSC 101 Class Piano I 1
MUSC 102 Class Piano II 1
MUSC 121 Ear Training I 2
MUSC 122 Ear Training II 2
MUSC 221 Music History I 3
MUSC 222 Music History II 3
MUSC 254 Brass Techniques 1
MUSC 255 Woodwind Techniques 1
MUSC 256 Percussion Techniques 1
MUSC 257 String Techniques 1
MUSC 430 Choral Arranging 3
MUSC 335 Choral Conducting 3
*MUSC 395A Methods of Teaching Instrumental Music in the Elementary, Middle and Secondary Schools (1)  
  Fundamentals of Marching Band (1)  
MUSC 131-132, 231-232, 331-332 Applied lessons on primary voice 6
MUSC 431 or 432 Applied lessons on secondary voice or instrument 1
Select from the following ensembles: 7
MUSC 113 University Concent Choir  
MUSC 123 Chamber Singers  
MUSC 497 Senior Recital 0
  Total 50 hrs.



Advisement Forms (doc)


BA in Music - Instrumental Track
BA in Music - Vocal Track
Music Education, Instrumental
Music Education, Vocal/General Music

Faculty


Saxophonist, composer, and educator Dr. Joe Carucci was raised in Clifton Park, New York. He received a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music and a master and doctorate in musical arts from the University of Kentucky. He has studied saxophone with Dr. Ramon Ricker, Professor Miles Osland and the late Mr. Nick Brignola.  Joe has performed throughout the United States as well as Japan, China and Canada with many musicians including Miles Osland, Phil Nimmons, Rob McConnell, Hugh Frasier, Vince DiMartino, Manhattan Transfer, David Sanchez, Bob Mintzer, The Temptations, Eric Alexander and Louis Bellson.  Many of his compositions are available through Walrus Publishing and have been featured by bands such as the Vancouver-Victoria Jazz Orchestra, University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble, Oliver Ames High School Jazz Ensemble, UCLA Jazz Ensemble, University of Minnesota-Morris (UMM) Jazz Ensemble, UMM Symphonic Winds, Megasax Quartet, and the Joe Carucci Big Band.  In addition, his compositions have been used on Pioneer Public Television for various programs.   His jazz quartet SoundFoundry released their first studio recording in 2011 featuring many of his original compositions. 

Joe is an assistant professor of music and music program director at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, where he directs the Concert Band and teaches woodwinds, music theory and music appreciation.  He lives in central Kentucky with his wife Christine, their two dogs (Max and Ella) and their two cats (Blackzilla and Pablo) where he continues to pursue his passion through performing, composing, and teaching music.  joseph.carucci@LMUnet.edu

Young Kim, is an Instructor of Music at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN where she teaches applied piano, applied voice, class piano, and Music Appreciation. She also directs the LMU Concert Choir, Tri-State Community Chorus, and the LMU Chamber Singers.

Young received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance with a minor in Music Theory from Louisiana State University where she studied with Dr. Willis Delony. Under the guidance of Dr. Delony and minor professor Dr. David Smyth, Young completed her monograph entitled “Practical Performance Considerations for the Andante con moto of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto in G Major, Op. 58.” Young was the recipient of a LSU School of Music Graduate Teaching Assistantship as well as a fellowship package that included the LSU Graduate School Enhancement Award and Supplement Award. At the University of Tennessee—Knoxville, Young was awarded an assistantship while pursuing a Master of Music in the studio of Dr. David Northington; additionally, she received a Graduate Student Travel Award, which funded travel to Birklehof, Germany to perform at the InterHarmony International Music Festival. Young received a Bachelor of Music from Tennessee Technological University where she studied with Dr. Catherine Godes and received the Rose & O.C. Stewart Music Scholarship (voted Most Outstanding Senior by TTU Music faculty).

Competition accolades include being named the Winner of the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition (Tennessee State Level) in 2009 and Alternate of the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist
Competition (Louisiana State Level) in 2010. Young has adjudicated numerous competitions, including the DeBose National Piano Competition, Louisiana Music Teachers Association District Piano Rally in Shreveport, LA, and the LSU Performing Arts Academy Bach & Sonatina Contests. She has been inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Kappa Lambda. Professional memberships include Music Teachers National Association and College Music Society.

Jeffrey Cook is Instructor of Music at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN where his duties include teaching Applied High Brass, Music History, Pep Band, and Music Appreciation. Jeffrey received both his Bachelors and Masters in Music Performance from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL where his principal teachers were Andrew Lewinter and Jerry Peel. Currently Jeffrey is a candidate for a Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of Kentucky where he studies currently with David Elliott. Jeffrey has additionally studied with horn players Eli Epstein, Richard Deane, and Charles “Skip” Snead.

Jeffrey’s orchestral experience is extensive having performed with numerous orchestras throughout the Southeast including the Atlanta, Miami, Columbus (GA), Tuscaloosa, Symphony of the Americas (FL), and Macon Symphony Orchestras. Prior to his position at LMU, Jeffrey was an active freelancer in the Atlanta, GA area where he had the pleasure to perform on recording sessions, national tours, and varied live music events.

Beyond his orchestral background Jeffrey’s focus is chamber music performance. As a member of the UA Horn Quartet Jeffrey was a Semi-Finalist at the 2002 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. During his time in Miami Jeffrey studied chamber music with the late Gilbert Johnson and Luciano Magnanini, both faculty members at the University of Miami and major influences on Jeffrey’s development as a musician. Jeffrey.cook@lmunet.edu

Auditions
Auditions are held at various times during the spring semester. Times and dates will be posted on the University website.

2012-13 Audition Date TBA
Contact Dr. Joe Carucci for more information:
joe.carucci@LMUnet.edu or 423.869. 6799

Scholarships


Scholarships are available for qualified students for both Concert Choir and Concert Band. These are entirely merit-based scholarships and will be appropriated based on the audition results.