AcademicsDepartment of Music

Music at Concordia

The Department of Music is an active part of learning at Concordia University, St. Paul. Students seeking a music major or minor may specialize in performance, music education (vocal and instrumental), music business, church music (Director of Parish Music), theory-composition, or music history. Additionally, private instruction in voice and instrumental music is available from some of the finest talents in the Twin Cities.


Music Scholarships

All new students who will participate in official music department ensembles (totaling at least 4 hours of practice/week) and will enroll in a private music lesson each semester will be awarded a $1,000 Music Scholarship on top of their other grant aid, renewable for four years. Prospective students can contact the Admissions Office to report their interest in this scholarship.

Get Involved

Music performing groups include: Christus Chorus, Jubilate chapel choir, Shades of Harmony Gospel Choir, Opera Workshop, Vox 9 Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Pep Band, Handbell Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Chapel Band, Pit Orchestra, and Chamber String Ensemble.

Meet the Music Faculty


Buetow Memorial Music Center

The Buetow Memorial Music Center houses the entire Concordia University Department of Music.

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Student Success Stories Crystal Berteau ’15 - Vocal Music Education

"I've developed skills both in my content area and also outside of it that will help me as an individual and a professional. "