All students — music majors and non-music majors — are welcome in all of our 19 music ensembles and are able to participate in the annual Concordia Christmas Concert, on-campus concerts and events, and experience ensemble tours to showcase your love of music.

The mission of the music department is to prepare students for creative and purposeful lives through rigorous liberal arts and professional programs, to nurture in them the fullness of individual and corporate humanity through the study and practice of music, and to challenge each to live an exceptional life.

Many students involved in the music program are not pursuing music as a major, but we provide all students with the opportunity to share their musical talents. 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, research, and composing. We offer 10 undergraduate music major degrees, two music minors, and a Master of Music degree in Music Education, as well as scholarships for incoming undergraduate students of any major.

Study Music at Concordia

If you desire to make music your life's calling, Concordia's music major is for you.

Performances and Events

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

Scholarships and Auditions

Musical talent does not go unnoticed here with elite awards of up to $24,000 per year.

Concordia Christmas Concerts

The Emmy® Award-winning Concordia Christmas Concerts are a regional highlight during the holiday season, featuring our choirs and orchestra in front of a newly created mural each year.

Master of Music in Music Education

Earning a master's degree in music education is about more than career advancement. It's an opportunity to share your knowledge with students in new and exciting ways.

Ensembles

All students at Concordia are welcome and encouraged to join an ensemble.

World-Class Faculty

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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