Feb 16, 2018
Logan Barat '18, Dawson, Minn., takes the stage at the Metropolitan Opera regional auditions in March.
Barat will take the stage March 25 at the Metropolitan Opera regional auditions in Minneapolis after becoming one of the youngest participants to win the district audition. Winners from six districts will compete at regionals and regional winners…Music
Jan 16, 2018
A recent Concordia graduate and a Cobber junior are two composers on the program for the Lyra Trio’s January concert.
The trio, which consists of three music faculty – Jane Linde Capistran, violin, from Concordia; Amy Mercer, piano, from Concordia; and Elise Buffat Nelson, cello, from NDSU – has been playing together for the past four and half years.
Dec 11, 2017
The Concordia Christmas Concert “Gather Us In, O Child of Peace” will be broadcast this holiday season across the country.
The 2017 Christmas Concerts were recently enjoyed by thousands of people in the Fargo-Moorhead and Minneapolis-St. Paul areas. Those unable to enjoy a live performance can tune into a broadcast of last year’s concert from their own homes. The…Music
Dec 01, 2017
Faithful followers of choral music and Concordia’s concerts won’t let a few hundred miles come between them and beautiful Christmas music.
People come from across the country to see the Concordia Christmas Concerts. This year, on Carol (Angstman) ’63 and Ken Maul’s flight from Denver the seats right around them were filled with people going to the concert. It was the Mauls’ second…Music
Oct 10, 2017
The production of the 2016 Christmas Concert, “Christmas at Concordia: Gather Us In, O Child of Peace,” has earned a regional Emmy.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences held the Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Gala on Oct. 7, where the award was announced. Produced by Twin Cities Public Television, the award was given in the category of special event coverage…Music
Sep 18, 2017
Concordia is the new home for the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir.
Lutheran high school students from across Minnesota participate in this June program. A service of Celebration and Transition welcomed the new addition to the college’s summer programs.
Dr. Michael Culloton, assistant professor of vocal music…Music
Aug 15, 2017
Alexandra “Lexi” Brouillard ’19 took her musical talents abroad to Italy.
Brouillard, a flute player, spent two weeks in Acqui Terme, Italy, at InterHarmony, an international music festival held in both Italy and Germany this year. She was introduced to the festival by her flute professor, Deb Harris. Harris taught…Global Music
Jun 09, 2017
Brianna Drevlow '16 has won The Summer Singers' Competition for Young Composers.
Her winning composition, “Eli, Eli,” will be performed by The Summer Singers in July.
A native of Thief River Falls, Minn., Drevlow graduated from Concordia College with a Bachelor of Music degree and is now pursuing a Master of Music degree…Alumni Music
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