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The Nashville music scene is thriving, with people coming from all over the world to make music in a thousand different ways. So learn from those who know the music business best. Let us prepare you to be an industry professional. We'll teach you more than industry skill. Our mentor-based approach to the teacher-student relationship drives every academic decision we make. We will give you the tools you need to adapt to a changing industry.
You'll have small-class access to excellent resources and top-notch faculty. Scholars, musicians and entrepreneurs with hearts for mentoring guide our seminar-style classes and ensembles. Take up the opportunity for extended time with Music City professionals as you learn about the ins and outs of contemporary music. We can develop your unique gifts in performance, songwriting, production or business into a career where you can serve and work successfully.
We also offer many ensembles and special opportunities to take part in.
These requirements also fulfill the requirements for the Commercial Music scholarship audition.
All School of Music applicants will take the Theory Placement Exam and the Music Technology Placement Exam at Advance during the summer prior to enrolling in the Fall.
If you have vocal and/or instrumental skill and wish to pursue the Bachelor of Music songwriting or production track you should:
If you currently have limited (or no) traditional vocal and/or instrumental skill, and yet wish to pursue the Bachelor of Music songwriting or production track, you should:
If you have musical training in classical or jazz (vocal or instrumental), you should:
All music majors and minors may audition for scholarships. These awards are based solely on the audition, and are not tied to any other academic scholarships for which you may be eligible. In addition, instrumentalists may audition for a participation scholarship. All scholarship recipients participate in the appropriate ensemble or, for pianists, the accompanying class.
Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.
Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.
A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.
Director of the School of Music
Brown Bannister brings nearly four decades of industry experience to his work as Director of the School of Music. Best known as a successful mentor and producer for top Christian...Learn More
Donna King, assistant professor of music, came to Lipscomb University as a piano instructor in 1987 and began full-time teaching in 1999. She teaches music history and music literature courses,...Learn More
Artist in Residence
Beau Tackett is an established Nashville guitarist versed in multiple styles from blues to classical to country. Since graduating Belmont University in 2002 (Commercial Guitar Performance), Tackett has sustained...Learn More
Musicians and singers play instruments or sing for live audiences and in recording studios.
Represent and promote artists, performers, and athletes in dealings with current or prospective employers. May handle contract negotiation and other business matters for clients.
Conductors lead orchestras and other musical groups during performances and recording sessions. Composers write and arrange original music in a variety of musical styles.