At Concordia, you will learn about music history, theory, world music, and sing or play in one of our ensembles.

Choosing music as a major or minor is your first step toward a variety of options, including teaching music, pursuing grad school in music performance, or can be a way to display your creative expression while pursuing a second degree in another field.

Types of Music Degrees

Bachelor of Music

While earning a Bachelor of Music degree, about two-thirds of your coursework will be in music. While some of the liberal arts requirements are waived for Bachelor of Music students, you'll still have the opportunity to take a few classes outside of the music department to ensure a well-rounded education. An audition is required for acceptance into the Bachelor of Music program. Please contact Kristen Kocher if you have questions about the audition process.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

While earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, you will major in music with all of the benefits of a liberal arts education. Approximately one-third of your coursework will be in music, with the rest fulfilling the core liberal arts requirements, including a minor area of study if you choose. An audition is required for acceptance into the Bachelor of Arts music education program, but the Bachelor of Arts general music degree does not require an audition.

Bachelor of Arts in Music and Business Entrepreneurship

While earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Entrepreneurship degree, you will major in music and business with all of the benefits of a liberal arts education. Students seeking this new major will earn 26 credits in musicianship (8 credits of which also fulfill core requirements), 16 credits in performance/music electives, and 31 credits in business and entrepreneurship courses, with the rest fulfilling the core liberal arts requirements.

Minors in Music

Similar to our general music major, our music minors are designed to accompany other Bachelor of Arts majors at Concordia.

The requirements for music minors include 26 credits and encompass music studies, applied lessons, and ensemble participation. In addition, 12 unique credits in the area of church music studies are needed for the church music minor. Music majors may also enroll in the church music minor.

Programs of Study

Music Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music (K-12 Music Education) – Instrumental Emphasis

Bachelor of Arts in Music (K-12 Music Education) – Vocal Emphasis

Bachelor of Music in Music Education – Instrumental Emphasis

Bachelor of Music in Music Education – Vocal Emphasis

Music Performance

Bachelor of Music in Performance – Instrumental

Bachelor of Music in Performance – Voice

Bachelor of Music in Performance – Piano

Music Composition

Bachelor of Music in Composition

Major in Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music and Business Entrepreneurship – NEW!

Minor in Music

General Music Minor

Church Music Minor

Degree Requirements and Courses

World-Class Faculty

Music Ensembles

You don't have to be a music major to join an ensemble at Concordia. Check out our music ensemble opportunities.

Scholarships and Auditions

Concordia offers competitive music performance scholarships to vocalists, instrumentalists, and composers.

Performances and Events

The music department hosts numerous events during the year that bring community members to campus.

Special Opportunities

Take advantage of all the special opportunities in Concordia's music department, such as studying abroad and community activities and outreach.

Emily Ihde '19 on the music program

Coming in as a music education major, I knew Concordia was known for its outstanding education program as well as its music program. What really sold me was the tour I took as a senior in high school. I remember meeting Dr. Haberman and my private instructor, Karin Wakefield, and the wholesomeness and realness I felt from them just felt like home.

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National Association of Schools of Music

Concordia's music is an accredited member of the National Association of School of Music.

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Contact

Department of Music

Hvidsten Hall