Why Study Music Performance at Concordia?

  • The music department provides a rich environment of performance opportunities and music studies for the young musician.
  • Besides applied lessons, masterclasses, and recitals focused on solo performance skills, the department provides multiple chamber music and ensemble performance experiences.
  • Members of the applied music faculty bring years of performance knowledge and experience to their informed studio teaching.
  • Concordia performance majors are carefully prepared for successful graduate school auditions.

About two-thirds of the coursework for an earned Bachelor of Music degree will be in music. While some of the liberal arts requirements are waived for Bachelor of Music students, a core of general college courses is taken that provides a well-rounded education. Bachelor of Music in Performance majors generally prepare for further music studies in graduate school. 

This degree program culminates in focused recitals presented during the junior and senior years of study.  

An audition is required for acceptance into the Music Performance program.

Degree Requirements and Courses


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"There were a few things that made me choose Concordia. The great employment rate for Cobbers after graduation and the welcoming community of students and faculty were the main reasons. As a music education major, Concordia’s reputation for musical excellence was a critical motivator to apply to Concordia." – Grace VanAlst ’21