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Music

Music Degrees

Music Degrees

The Division of Music is the performing arts hub at Lubbock Christian University. Students of all majors participate in our musical ensembles, and music majors receive a rigorous and well-rounded education that prepares them for careers in music performance, education, therapy, production, business, worship ministry, and research.

As a music major at LCU, you will be welcomed into a supportive and engaging learning environment, and mentored by talented faculty members. Our highly collaborative area balances musical tradition with innovation, all within a strong Christian foundation that drives us to achieve excellence in all that we do.  We offer degree plans in five major areas: Music Education, Music Business, Pre-Music Therapy, Worship Ministry, and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music. More details regarding each program of study can be found on their respective links below. 

All prospective music majors are required to audition prior to acceptance into the program, and this audition can be scheduled to accommodate your availability. Music scholarships are also awarded based on this audition, which you can register for by clicking on the “Schedule an Audition” link below. 

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you more about our music program at LCU, so feel free to reach out at any time! 

Prospective Music Majors — Schedule an Audition

2021 Music Newsletter

Music Activities 2021-22, Updated July 9, 2021

  • August 20: Small Vocal Ensemble Auditions, Band Auditions
  • August 23: Classes begin; Praise Choir auditions begin
  • August 27-29: Choir and Band Retreat
  • September 3-6: Best Friends Retreat
  • October 2: Clarinet All-State Etude Masterclass, Gullo Rehearsal Hall 10:00 AM
  • October 8-9: Fall Musical Production: Bye Bye Birdie
  • October 12: Symphonic Band Concert, McDonald-Moody Auditorium 7:30 PM
  • November 14: Fall Choir Concert, Cardwell Welcome Center Rotunda. 2:30 PM
  • November 30: Big Blue Christmas
  • December 2: Christmas Dinner, Ticket info TBA
  • December 4: Music Majors Recital, Johnson Recital Hall, 1:00 PM
  • December 11-16: Choir Tour
  • February 4-5: Homecoming and Master Follies
  • February 9-12: TMEA, Music Faculty and selected music students
  • February 21: Symphonic Band Chamber Concert on the mall
  • March 9: Choir Local Concert, TBA
  • April 7: Choir Spring Concert, McDonald-Moody Auditorium, 7:30 PM
  • April 12: Symphonic Band Concert, McDonald Moody Auditorium, 7:30 PM
  • April 30: Music Majors Recital, 1:00 PM, McDonald-Moody Auditorium
  • May 9-23 Choir Tour, TBA

Music Major Scholarships

LCU offers generous scholarships to music majors based on an audition for the music faculty prior to course registration. Most music major scholarships range from $1000-$2500 and up per year, and will stack with all other scholarships received.

Auditions for students planning to enroll as a Music major in the Fall of 2021 will need to schedule an audition with the Music Faculty as soon as possible. Auditions for incoming students starting fall of 2021 will be held on Chap Days—September 20, October 11, November 15, February 21, March 28, or April 11, but students may plan to audition on another day by appointment. To register for Chap Day, click the link below. To schedule a music scholarship audition at any time, contact Dr. Philip Camp for vocal music scholarships or Dr. Jackie Townsend for instrumental music major scholarships.

Dr. Philip Camp

Performance Scholarships for Students in Any Major

Students in choral and instrumental performing ensembles may also be eligible to receive scholarships, regardless of the major. These scholarships may stack with all other scholarships, including scholarships for music majors outlined above. Membership in each of the ensembles is determined by audition each year.

Dr. Philip Camp

Faculty

  • Laurie Doyle, Ph.D.
    Chair, Department of Communication and Fine Arts; Professor of Fine Arts
  • Philip Camp, Ph.D.
    Professor of Music; Director of Choirs; Director of Best Friends
  • Byron Rogers, Ph.D.
    Professor of Chemistry; Lecturer of Music
  • Melany Guthrie
    Administrative Assistant, Department of Communication and Fine Arts
  • James Hood, Ph.D.
    Adjunct Instructor of Guitar
  • Rachel Mazzuco, M.M.
    Adjunct Instructor of Music; Applied Harp
  • Robert Meinecke, M.M.
    Adjunct Instructor of Music; Applied Strings
  • Michael Mixtacki, M.M.
    Adjunct Professor of Music; Applied Percussion
  • Lynda Reid
    Adjunct Instructor of Music; Director of Jazz Band
  • Allison Smith
    Adjunct Instructor of Voice and Fine Arts
  • Jackie Townsend, D.M.A.
    Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Bands
  • Brooke Trapp
    Adjunct Instructor of Piano