Find rhythm for your success.
Outside of the classroom you’ll find many opportunities to perform and show what you’ve learned. Whether you’re interested in joining one of our many music ensembles (some of which work and tour with renowned guest artists!) or performing in our Student Showcase concerts, you’ll be able to use what you learn in class on stage.
Every year we give over $40,000 in scholarships to help support students in our program. Students can apply for Private Music Scholarships, Ensemble Talent Grants, and Individual Lesson Awards. Interested?
Interested in learning a new instrument or don’t have one of your own? Students who take part in one of our ensembles or study an instrument can check one out from our department at no cost!
Get work experience and make career connections while earning credit through a Cooperative Education internship, all as a part of your degree!
What you’ll learn
Are you looking to improve your skills and knowledge as a musician, make music with others, and/or prepare for a career in music? Lane’s dynamic Music program is designed for students who are planning be a music major at a four-year institution, students looking to grow as performers, and anyone trying to enrich their life with music. Our classes can help you progress in your AAOT or AS degree, but they can also prepare you for a career as a professional performer, recording artist, music teacher, music producer, sound engineer, music therapist and more. Work with one of our friendly advisors to find the best fit for your education and career goals.
Transfer Interest Area
From beginning music classes to advanced, audition-only courses, you will find your place in our program with room to grow. Our program provides music majors with a solid foundation of core classes (music theory, sight-reading/ear training and keyboard skills), private lessons, and ensemble experiences to help them understand the responsibilities, personal integrity, and work ethic required to become well-rounded musicians, successfully transfer to four-year institutions, and succeed in the field.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
- Develop your skills as a musician
- Improve your sense of ensemble music making
- Develop your inner musical ear
- Apply music theory and analysis to music making
- Understand musical style and the rich history of musical genres
Looking to move out of state or go to a private school? Many students have transferred to their dream program at schools across the country. Lane’s music program will help prepare you for what’s next!
Our AS degree lets you focus on music without the same amount gen ed requirements, so you won't exceed financial aid benefits. The AS still works as a transfer degree, but with a greater focus on music. Unlike the AAOT, however, the AS does not guarantee junior standing once you transfer.
If you complete your AAOT degree at Lane, you’ll transfer as a junior at any Oregon public university. Through our articulation agreement with the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, if you receive a “B” or better in our core music classes, you’ll be able to seamlessly transfer into the next sequence at UO.
No matter what your goals are, our academic and faculty music advisors will help you navigate and create an academic plan. Why wait? Start your music path at Lane today!
Not sure which is for you? Learn more about the types of degrees & certificates Lane has to offer
State of the art facilities
Our music programs are housed in the performing arts building (building 6), home to our Performing Arts programs, multiple performance theatres, individual practice rooms, specialized classrooms and more! Some of our specialized music spaces include:
- The Recording Studio provides a tracking room large enough for 24 musicians, an isolation booth for singers, drums or cabinets, and a large Control Room filled with the tools of the trade.
- The Performing Arts Resource Center provides reference material, music theory tutorial software and a large library of recordings and listening materials for Performing Arts students. The Music Resource Center also provides one-on-one tutoring for students within any music classes!
- The Music Technology Lab is one of the most highly developed and integrated Music Technology Labs in the nation! You can explore MIDI music production, audio recording and editing with an integrated software application, movie soundtrack creation and sync, mixing, digital effects, software plug-in signal processors and instruments all to help you explore the engineering and technical sides of music.
Information for New Students
If you are planning on transferring as a Music Major and want to enroll in the Music Core curriculum, you will need to take the Music Theory Assessment, which will determine your readiness for this curriculum. Learn more about the Music Theory Assessment.
For information and questions regarding the Music Assessment test, please email: email@example.com
Planning on starting in the fall? Once you’ve completed the Steps to Enroll, make sure you come to the music New Student Orientation for information on our programs, performance opportunities, scholarships and more! The Fall 2023 New Student Orientations schedule is:
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 (1 - 2:30 pm) in room 140
- Meet the music faculty
- Learn about degree and transfer options
- Sign up for Ensemble Auditions on Friday
- Visiting Recording Studio and Technology Lab for Music Technology students
Friday, September 22, 2023 (TBA)
- Register for individual lessons
- Audition for ensembles
Attendance at these events is key to getting your music education off to a strong start!