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Why Study Music at Concordia?

Responsive Professors

  • Our music professors are experts in the field, balancing their research with their practical experience to make what they teach relevant to your future.
  • Your professors will get to know you personally, challenge and support your intellectual growth, mentor you in preparing for a career and provide detailed letters of recommendation even beyond your graduation. 

Real Experiences

  • You can audition for our many vocal groups (including the Christus Chorus, Jubilate, Chamber Choir, Opera Workshop, Shades of Harmony Multicultural Gospel Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble) or participate in instrumental groups (including 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).
  • The Music Club lets you get involved in organizing social activities.
  • The Buetow Music Center gives you access to facilities and equipment that includes a 480-seat auditorium with a 43-rank Schlicker pipe organ, a digital piano classroom, rehearsal halls, two electronic music studios equipped with keyboards and computers with Finale and SMARTMUSIC technology and practice rooms equipped with Steinway pianos.

Relevant Learning

  • Because the coursework and experiences outside the classroom are designed to teach the knowledge and skills demanded in the marketplace, our music students find career success after graduation.
  • Some of our music graduates move directly on to advanced study in graduate programs, and others find immediate employment at organizations of all sorts, such as the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul.

Lifelong Value

  • Since a Concordia education is grounded in the liberal arts and exposes you to a wide range of disciplines across the sciences, humanities and social sciences, you’ll graduate with versatile knowledge and critical thinking skills that are valuable in any career.
  • In our Lutheran setting, you’ll acquire greater self-understanding and explore your place in the home, workplace, community and congregation as you prepare for a lifetime of thoughtful living and dedicated service.


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