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The School of Music is the artistic hub of all things music at Lipscomb University. A cornerstone of the College of Entertainment & the Arts, the school represents the intersection of robust musical tradition and current innovation.
Lipscomb University’s School of Music educates students in a Christian liberal arts community for professional careers. The School is dedicated to preparing students to perform healthily, function with contextual competency, perform collaboratively, with an entrepreneurial mindset fit for the contemporary musical landscape. The School serves to advance musical culture on campus and in the Nashville community and to graduate self-reliant musicians.
Join students coming from around the world to find their place in Music City. You will experience the rich culture that is Nashville: concerts at the Ryman Auditorium and the Schemerhorn Symphony Center, big names headlining at Bridgestone Arena and Nashville’s top songwriters at the Bluebird Cafe, world-class opera and a stellar Broadway series.
You will join a community of creative learners who will guide and support you as you develop your own unique talents. Our welcoming, gifted faculty will mentor and challenge you with a forward-thinking musical education that is Nashville-centric and globally informed. We can prepare you to succeed as a concert pianist, session musician, choral director, recording artist, conductor, composer, teacher, producer — and we can help you find the place where you will be prepared to faithfully impact community, nation, and world for the cultural good of all.
Earn your music degree in Music City and get the guidance you desire from our professional, well-connected faculty. Your music degree can be centered on contemporary or classical music, education or professional expertise and more.View Undergraduate Programs
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Active music industry professionals
Meet our featured faculty.
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
Director of Instrumental Studies
As a conductor, Benjamen Blasko has been invited to conduct performances and lead master classes across the U.S. He is a founding member of the Agora Brass Ensemble, made up...Learn More
Assistant Dean of the College of Entertainment and the Arts
Gill has a career in higher education, music and worship ministry that spans more than 40 years. For 13 years, Gill was associate professor of music and associate director of...Learn More
Jerome A. Reed is the Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Piano at Lipscomb University. He has performed extensively in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America, appearing in such...Learn More
Assistant Professor of Film & Creative Media
Steve Taylor is a filmmaker, writer, producer and recording artist who earned his "Renaissance Man" stripes (Prism Magazine) from a body of work that's garnered him multiple Grammy, Billboard, Telly,...Learn More
Artist in Residence
Rod C. Taylor is an award-winning educator, musician, and author. He's been active in music as a performer and music teacher for over three decades. As a bassist, he's played...Learn More
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Whether you're pursuing further graduate study in music, training as a music professional, or teaching music yourself, you'll find the right degree and gain the experience you need with guidance from our music professionals.