Students in the Music major at Concordia expand their creativity, analytical, research and writing skills while studying music performance, programming, analysis, composition, history, literature, education and worship music. The music program is led by accomplished and caring faculty who give one-on-one attention to students in a nurturing community where competition is downplayed.
Classroom work and hundreds of performance opportunities each year help students hone their skills and abilities. There are performance opportunities at monthly recitals, campus concerts, studio classes, daily chapel services, local church services, on international and U.S. tours and for many community functions. Students can audition for Concordia?s many vocal groups including the Christus Chorus, Jubilate, Chamber Choir, Opera Workshop, Shades of Harmony Multicultural Gospel Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
Students can also participate in instrumental groups, including the Concert Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, String Ensemble, Drumline, Brass Ensemble, Handbell Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Beginning Handbells, Jazz Combo, Musical Theatre Pit Orchestra, Christmas Concert Orchestra and Chapel Band. Private lessons and ensembles are open to all students.
The department is housed in the Buetow Music Center which includes a 480-seat auditorium with a 43-rank Schlicker pipe organ, digital piano classroom, rehearsal halls, classrooms, two electronic music studios equipped with keyboards and computers with Finale and SMARTMUSIC technology, practice rooms equipped with Steinway pianos and faculty teaching studios.
Students who love music and want to learn about and engage in it in a friendly, collaborative atmosphere will likely find fulfillment in the Music program at Concordia.