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A special event for high school students and their parents

Musical Arts Day: Concordia's annual high school honor band and honor choir

Each year some of the best vocal and instrumental high school musicians audition for the opportunity to work with Concordia's music department students and faculty in clinics and rehearsals during the university's Musical Arts Day. The closing evening concert features performances by the high school honor choir and band, selected soloists, and members of Concordia's University A Cappella Choir and University Symphonic Band.

"Musical Arts Day is a unique experience for high school musicians," explained Dr. Kurt von Kampen, A Cappella Choir director.  "Not only do singers and instrumentalists receive a day full of high energy, focused rehearsing and performing, but also they have the chance to meet new friends from across the country. It is a highlight of our year in the music department and, for the students, it is a tremendous opportunity for musical growth and making new friends."

Applications for 2014

Concordia University will host its next honor band and honor choir day Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. High school students are invited to apply for admission to this exciting event on the campus of Concordia University, Nebraska. Applications for honor band and honor choir day at Concordia needed by Friday, Sept. 12.

Requirements for application

  1. Prepare a video recording with the following:
    • First and last name clearly spoken on the recording
    • Name of high school and director
    • Vocal selection – choose a song that you feel demonstrates your singing strengths.
      Instrumental selection – prepared piece from the standard solo repertoire.
  2. Complete the application form, below. Within the application, indicate how you will share the video recording you've made. Recordings should be shared with the music department using one these two methods:


Using a YouTube account, upload your video recording.  Change its "Broadcasting and Sharing Options" settings to Private (read the private video settings instructions) and Unlisted. Copy the address of your private/unlisted YouTube recording within application form. 


Send a CD or DVD of your recording to:

Concordia University, Nebraska 
Department of Music 
800 N. Columbia Ave. 
Seward, NE 68434

The Department of Music at Concordia looks forward to listening to your auditions and the chance to work with you this fall. If you have further questions please contact us at 800-535-5494, ext. 7282, or music@cune.edu.