Are you passionate about music? If you have a high level of musical competence in either instrumental or vocal performance, our music program is the place for you.

We offer a major (BA) and minors in music and a graduate program for conductors (MA).

The Lynchburg College Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

This iMovie has received a “Chapter of Distinction Award” from the CCVMEA (Collegiate Chapter of Virginia Music Educators Association). It was created by Nicole Balsamello '13 with assistance from other LC music education students.

Music major emphases:

  • Instrumental performance
  • Vocal performance

Music Education major emphases:

  • Instrumental education
  • Vocal education


  • Music
  • Music for children
  • Music history
  • Music performance

What Will I Study?

The music major offers emphases (concentrated study) in instrumental and vocal performance. The music education major offers emphases in instrumental education and vocal education.

You will have the chance to perform in a variety of student musical groups, as well as in off-campus productions, including with a local opera company and symphony.

What Kind of Job Can I Get?

Whether they choose to further their education in graduate school or not (40% do), our graduates get jobs in areas like professional performance, theatre, and teaching.

What Are Some of Our Graduates Doing?

Find out what our graduates are doing.

Master of Arts in Music

Our Master of Arts in Music provides advanced and in-depth training opportunities for both choral and instrumental conducting professionals in schools, churches, and community organizations.

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Alumni in Action

Derrick ThompsonDerrick Thompson '08 spent a year (2010-2011) as the artistic director of the Tianjin Concert Hall Mulan Children’s Choir in Tianjin, China. Read his story.

Music Dept. Calendar of Events and Webcasts