Music and Fine ArtsConcordia students are profoundly creative and expressive, and we encourage all of them to explore their talents through music, theatre and visual arts.
Music in the Air
Beautiful, inspiring music is an important part of daily life at Concordia. From our Christmas Concert, which is broadcast on national television and public radio, to Cornstock, our annual all-day rock festival, we believe in the power of music to stir the soul and touch the heart.
Nearly one-third of Concordia students participate in our music program. We have five choirs, two orchestras, two bands, four jazz ensembles, two handbell choirs—even a marimba choir and percussion ensemble. The professional, ever-performing members of our music faculty give more than 700 private music lessons a week. And you don’t need to be a music major to take them. Concordia musicians are chemistry majors and nursing students—everyone’s welcome.
Check out the music event calendar for all of our amazing faculty and student recitals, special master classes and guest concerts.
On With the Show
Whether you’re an actor, director, composer, stage manager, set designer or sound and lighting engineer, there’s a part for you to play in Concordia’s exciting theatre program.
Every year at least four shows - musicals, comedies and dramas - are staged in the spacious Frances Frazier Comstock Theatre. Auditions are open to all Concordia students. Concordia’s smaller Lab Theatre is a high-tech black box production space perfect for workshops and experimental performances.
For serious students of the stage, we offer a theatre major or minor and an unforgettable May Seminar that takes students to Athens, Rome, Venice, Prague, Paris and London to explore the origins of the world’s greatest plays and playwrights.
Concordia’s campus is filled with dozens of large and small sculptures, stained glass mosaics and subtly placed paintings. The Cyrus M. Running Gallery displays ongoing exhibitions of faculty, student and regional works.
The art department offers majors and minors in visual arts and art history, and our staff of working professional artists give individualized, hands-on classes in drawing, painting, graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and photography.
For art history lovers, the art department sponsors an incredible May Seminar that has brought students to Austria, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Russia, Spain and Turkey in a search for the world’s finest art.
The Fargo-Moorhead area also boasts several excellent modern and classical art museums and exciting new galleries.