Department of Music
Special Opportunities for Students Studying Music
With 17 music ensembles, more than 700 private lessons each week and dedicated faculty who will push you to do your best, Concordia students have an edge on the competition. But that’s not all. Here’s what else sets Concordia apart:
Study Abroad – More than half of Concordia students study internationally at least once during their four years. The music department frequently offers faculty-led weeklong Exploration Seminars and month-long May Seminars abroad. Study Mozart in Vienna or the music of World War II in Prague. Explore music and spirituality in London, Paris, Rome and Athens. Study West African dancing and drumming in Ghana. You’ll have a life-changing time learning new languages and cultures while also earning academic credit.
Collaborate with Faculty – Picture yourself working side-by-side with one of your professors researching or composing music – like a recent graduate who spent her senior year writing a piece for orchestra and horn with her mentor, a work that was performed by the Concordia Orchestra. Other students helped their professor create a recording studio in the music building and, with his guidance, create a CD of Concordia student music each year. There are numerous opportunities for working closely with Concordia faculty.
Enjoy the Sound – Imagine concert-quality sound during rehearsals. At Concordia, it’s a reality thanks to the Hvidsten Hall of Music’s innovative acoustic designs. Our building includes a 250-seat recital hall, two choral rehearsal halls, two instrumental rehearsal halls, professional recording studio, computer lab and more than 30 practice rooms.