As you spend time on campus, it will become obvious that the Concordia community values music. When the campus is abuzz with student activity, there seems to be ambient music coming from all corners of campus.
Choosing music as a major or minor is a great stepping stone toward grad school in music performance or a way to display your creative expression while pursuing a second degree in business or biology. Additionally, one of every seven new music educators in Minnesota come out of Concordia.
Our Faculty, Students and Alumni
Russell Wustenberg '13
Pursuing Master of Music, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
Vocal Performance Major
For a vocal performance major to sing with a professional opera company, be able to do full-time chorus with the Concordia Choir and have such a academic and wonderful community to fit into has been an incredible opportunity for me.
Adam Hochstatter '09
Composer of music for film, television and video games
Music Theory/Composition Major
The Concordia composition department opened both my ears and mind to the many different styles and textures of music that are required in the giant pool of music genres demanded in the Hollywood industry. Without theory, ear training, score study and the opportunity to perform in multiple ensembles, the speed and accuracy of converting the imaginary music in my head to a real sonic experience would decrease significantly.
Kathryn Chojnacki '10
High school orchestra director in Pocatello, Idaho
Instrumental Music Education Major
Concordia is still a big influence in how I choose to teach and shape my own students' lives. The relationships I have formed while at Concordia will always be a constant affirmation that no matter where life leads, I will always have a community that supports and inspires me.
Dr. Jeff Meyer
I love the environment of learning - particularly at an undergraduate institution. The opportunity to experience things anew. I enjoy the art of teaching and, especially, seeing students change over the course of four years at Concordia.