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Concordia hosts annual Musical Arts Day

Friday, Nov. 2, 2018
The annual Musical Arts Day concert at Concordia University, Nebraska, brought high school students from across the country to perform at Concordia’s campus.
The annual Musical Arts Day concert at Concordia University, Nebraska, brought high school students from across the country to perform at Concordia’s campus.

Concordia hosted high school honor choir and band students for Musical Arts Day on Friday, Oct. 27.

There were 211 students selected to participate out of those who auditioned. There were 66 band members and 135 choral singers in attendance, both from Nebraska and across the country. Members of Concordia’s A Cappella Choir and Symphonic Band assisted with rehearsals throughout the day and performed with the students in an evening concert.

The honor choir was directed by Dr. Kurt von Kampen, professor of music and Music Department chair of Concordia University. The honor band was directed by Andrew Schultz, assistant professor of music at Concordia University.

“Through the years, thousands of high school students have experienced the joy of making music—and performing to the glory of God—with talented conductors and college musicians,” said von Kampen.

The Musical Arts Day event began in 1999 by von Kampen and continues each year. The event was free and open to the public.