Visual and Performing Arts Department

Lincoln University’s Department of Music offers a comprehensive program of instruction for all students who expect to become professionals in the field of music. In addition, it offers a wide variety of opportunities for disciplined personal growth and creative achievement. The department produces and sponsors musical events that enhance the cultural life of the campus and the surrounding community. 

The Department strives to attract diverse students of high artistic and academic potential, and provide for them a scholarly environment and musical experience of exceptional quality in performance, research, pedagogy, and technology. The Department of Music places particular emphasis on educational and cultural opportunities for individuals of the global community, with focus given to the musical contributions of African-Americans. 

Program Student Learner Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge and development of physical coordination and technical skill required for specific musical activity (singing, instrumental performance and ensemble participation).
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for performance independent of the applied music instructor.
  3. Students will be able to articulate knowledge of applicable performance pedagogy including teaching methods and repertory.
  4. Vocal majors will be able to sing in four languages: English, Italian, French and German.
  5. Students will be able to discuss the elements of music, the historical eras of musical style, and the general characteristic forms of the historical eras.
  6. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of essential form, harmony, and structure in traditional western music.
  7. Students will develop musicianship to the highest possible level in areas of ensemble playing or singing through collaborative understanding and knowledge of literature through varied ensemble experience. 
  8. Students will demonstrate functional keyboard skills with proficient ability to accompany and perform at a basic skill level as articulated in the Piano Proficiency Exam.

Charles H. Pettaway, Jr. MMus Chair, Department of Visual & Performing Arts, Professor of Music 484-365-7419
  • Ware Fine Arts Center Room 144
Sonia Roumaniotis Program Assistant, Visual and Performing Arts 484-365-7555
  • Ware Fine Arts Center Room 108