Concordia University's Department of Music

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Study the Arts at Concordia


Want to join an elite ensemble or study music as a major? Find out more about how to apply to the Concordia, Nebraska Music Department. Take the first step and apply at Concordia.

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We value the talents of student musicians. In addition to the merit- and need-based aid we provide 100% of incoming, full-time students, Concordia offers talent-based scholarships to qualified music students, regardless of major.

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If you’re interested in vocal or instrumental performance at Concordia, you can sign up for a live audition or record a video. You can also arrange to sit in on music classes or attend an ensemble rehearsal.

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Musical Arts Day

Each year some of the best vocal and instrumental high school musicians from all over the country audition for the opportunity to work with Concordia’s music department students and faculty in clinics and rehearsals for Musical Arts Day, culminating in a closing concert.

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Experience Concordia's Music Department

Published Works

Qualified Professors

If you’re interested in studying music as a major, our instructors have among them over 30 published compositions, four awards for excellence in teaching, a national book award, and a Grammy nomination for a jazz recording. All of our music programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Symphonic Band Tour

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A Cappella Tour

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Chamber Choir Tour

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Performance Opportunities

Any Concordia student is welcome to register for private lessons or to audition for ensembles, even if they aren’t music majors. Our ensembles perform nationally and internationally, and are critically acclaimed.

The Music Center

Concordia’s Music Department home is the Music Center, which contains teaching studios, rehearsal rooms, faculty offices, practice rooms, a music instruction laboratory with sixteen workstations, an electronic piano lab, a recording studio, libraries for ensemble and organ music and the 180-seat recital hall.

25+ Practice Rooms

Practice rooms are available for Concordia students, whether they are music majors or not, to hone their craft. There are pianos for use in some rooms, eleven rooms with pipe organs and five with SmartMusic accompanying software.

Black Box

The Music Center houses Concordia’s Black Box Theatre, home of student productions in improv, plays, musicals, and other music- and theatre-related opportunities.

Performance Hall

The 180-seat recital hall includes a 3-manual, 38-rank organ by Casavant Freres, one of the best known and most respected pipe organ builders in the world.