You don’t need to be a major or minor to join one (or more!) of our 19 music ensembles, participate in the annual Concordia Christmas Concert or tour around the country and world to showcase your love of music.

Most students involved in the music program aren’t pursuing music academically. They just have outstanding vocal or instrumental talent and we provide them with the opportunity to share it. Whether or not you choose music as a major or minor, you can still experience the rich musical culture at Concordia through challenging coursework, ensembles, or researching and composing.

Performances and Events

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

Christmas Concert

The Emmy® award-winning Concordia Christmas Concerts are the most beautiful collection of Christmas music you'll hear during the holiday season.

Study Music at Concordia

If you love to sing or play an instrument, Concordia's music major is for you.

World-Class Faculty

Scholarships and Auditions

Musical talent doesn't go unnoticed here – with elite awards of up to $25,000 per year.


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

Tour Information

Each year, student musicians in band, choir and orchestra embark on national and international tours. Recent international concert appearances include Italy, China and South Korea.

Music at Concordia

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Tenacious with Trombone

Cole Bartels ’17 is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Wisconsin–Madison while seeking performance opportunities every chance he can get.

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Pre-Med With Purpose

A pre-med student graduating with honors, Mikaela Herberg ’19 manages to be highly involved on campus and keep her relationships at the forefront. Intelligent and quirky, she has found a balance of both working and playing hard.

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