Feb 17, 2017
For tenor Kyle Stengel '17, a highlight of The Concordia Choir's spring tour of the Southwest is performing the folk music section of the program.
“There are beautiful melodies that hit your soul,” he says. “I get goose bumps every time we sing them. You don’t need to be a music aficionado to appreciate the beauty of these pieces. The melodies are accessible to everyone.”
Jan 23, 2017
Now immersed in student teaching, Isaac McMahon ’17 is happy to discover he loves teaching.
His career choices have always been a toss-up between farming, which is his family’s occupation, and music. But after developing bands in middle school and high school this year, it’s confirmed his desire to teach.
“Getting in front of my classes…Academics Music
Dec 01, 2016
Kate Westhoven '17 applied what she’s learned as a music education major as an intern at the North Dakota Autism Center.
Westhoven sat on a cushy mat at the bottom of a big yellow slide. A client of about 3 years old slid down and she caught him. This group was the little stars, the youngest group of clients at the North Dakota Autism Center (NDAC), where Westhoven…Music
Nov 28, 2016
The final staging for the 2016 Concordia Christmas Concert Dec. 2-4 is a sprint to the opening note with extra preparations for the video recording of the event.
Bryan Duncan sits facing the Christmas mural for this year’s concert. A critical eye on specific lights. Duncan, the lighting director for the concert, says the tinkering for the fine details is just beginning. Duncan along with a crew of seven…Music Events
Nov 14, 2016
Whether it’s to play capture the flag, run soccer drills or play zombie tag, Kyle Lippert ’17 brought the fun to kids in underserved neighborhoods by driving a playground on wheels.
It was part of his Swendseid Service Scholars internship for the Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley.
“One of my favorite parts about the job was that there was such a high diversity in the kids we interacted with,” he says.
He drove…Outcomes Music
May 05, 2016
The Concordia Band will play six concerts in 14 days during its grand tour to Spain, May 5-18.
The Concordia Band, directed by Dr. Peter Haberman, will perform in the auditoriums and theatres of Granada and Valencia, among other performance venues, while sightseeing along the way from Madrid to Toledo to Barcelona.
Hearing live wind…Music
Mar 31, 2016
Taylor Huwe ’16 will be teaching in Germany next fall through the Fulbright Program.
The music education major and German minor received an English Teaching Assistantship for the 2016-17 academic year. Huwe participated in a two-week exchange program in Aalen, Germany, during high school and studied abroad in Mainz, Germany…Music Academics Outcomes
Feb 09, 2016
At first glance, it seems that Daniel Melby’s biggest passion doesn’t fit with any program in Concordia’s music department.
The euphonium player in The Concordia Band is also a section leader in his hometown drum and bugle corps, The Blue Stars. This summer he’ll tour for 60 days and do 35 performances in venues like major college and NFL stadiums across the country…Music
Jan 06, 2016
Dr. David P. Eyler was guest conductor for “Celebrate Marimba! A Tribute to the Music of Clair Omar Musser,” held Nov. 8 at Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pa.
Eyler’s doctoral dissertation examined the development of the marimba orchestra in…Music
Dec 14, 2015
Kyle Maxwell-Doherty ’08 is the musician behind the timpani in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
The Rockettes have performed their signature chorus line in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular for 82 years. Their high kicks and choreographed precision have more than a million people abuzz every holiday season.
Backing the dancers are…Music Outcomes
Nov 20, 2015
Within weeks after graduating, alumnus Ryan Fellman was sharing his love of music with students.
Ryan Fellman graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Music degree in music education. He is now the director of choirs at Oñate High School in Las Cruces, N.M. – a position he accepted within weeks of graduating. He is originally from Brainerd…Alumni Music
Oct 27, 2015
Music relieves stress for Leah Benthin ’17, a nursing major from Plymouth, Minn.
“It takes my mind off other things and lets me concentrate on expressing the music. I have lots of positive memories from playing music – it calms me down,” says Benthin, who plays oboe and English horn in The Concordia Orchestra.
Oct 23, 2015
Local high school and middle school orchestra students received tips and critiques recently during the fifth Concordia String Orchestra Workshop.
“Can you hear where the accent is in that phrase?” guest clinician Jim Bartsch asked after the West Fargo Sheyenne High School students finished performing one of their pieces.
Bartsch along with Concordia Orchestra conductor Foster Beyers…Music
Aug 18, 2015
Austin Gerth ’16, Princeton, Minn., seized the opportunity to combine two of his passions, music and writing, as a college contributor for Minnesota Public Radio.
Gerth applied to write for The Current, an MPR-owned radio station that plays local and independent music, in fall 2013, just after beginning as a writer for Concordia’s student newspaper, The Concordian. Soon after being hired as a student…Academics Music
Jun 18, 2015
Four Cobber alumni recently had a once-in-a-lifetime experience: the opportunity to sing onstage with the Rolling Stones.
Josh LaGrave '11, Jennifer Bevington '12, Becca Bellman '12 and Stephen Kemp '11 are members of the Minneapolis-based ensemble VocalEssence.
The choral music ensemble performed June 3 in Minneapolis with the Rolling Stones as a part of the…Alumni Music