What degrees are offered through the music department?
We offer the B.A., B.S., and B.Mus. in several areas of music. All programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music Concordia, Nebraska has the largest number of students majoring in music of any university in the Concordia University System.
What ensembles does Concordia have?
We offer four choirs, two concert bands, two handbell choirs, a jazz ensemble, and numerous chamber ensembles including a brass quintet, percussion ensemble, guitar ensemble, string Ensemble, and woodwind ensembles. Two ensembles, the A Cappella Choir and the Symphonic Band, tour internationally. See also: instrumental ensembles at Concordia, vocal ensembles at Concordia.
Do you have to be a music major to take lessons or participate in ensembles?
No. Any Concordia student is welcome to register for private lessons or to audition for any of the ensembles. The membership of all of our ensembles is made up of a mixture of music majors and non-music majors.
Are music scholarships available?
Yes. Music scholarships are awarded by audition and are available in amounts from several hundred dollars up to several thousand dollars per academic year. These awards are given in addition to any other financial aid from Concordia (for example, academic scholarships). For more information on how to audition for a music scholarship, visit the music scholarships page.
Where do your students come from?
About 85 percent of our music majors come from outside Nebraska, and our music graduates are working in over 40 states and several foreign countries.