Bachelor of Arts inMusic

Majoring in Music involves the study of the history of music, music theory and composition, and the performance of one or more instruments. How does music convey emotions, thoughts and ideals? How are certain vocal techniques developed? How do computer-based music technologies work? You’ll specialize in one of three tracks (Applied Music, Music History, or Music Theory and Composition) as you take 44 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Music Curriculum Overview

Students in the Music major expand their creativity, analytical, research and writing skills while studying music performance, programming, analysis, composition, history, literature, education and worship music. The music program is led by accomplished and caring faculty who give one-on-one attention to students in a nurturing community where competition is downplayed.

Bachelor of Arts degrees at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 128 credits.

Meet Your Professors

Dr. David Mennicke Professor of Music, Director of Choral Studies, Music Department Chair

Dr. Mennicke's teaching expertise covers choral conducting, voice training, music education, church music, musical theatre, and music arranging.

Shari Speer Term Faculty in Music

Shari is professor of voice at Concordia, where she maintains an active voice studio, teaches class voice, diction, opera workshop and conducts the Jubilate Choir.

Nathan Kennedy Term Faculty of Music

Nathan Kennedy teaches the music theory sequence, applied and class piano, pedagogy, and accompanying, and accompanies the choirs and opera workshop.

Monica Murray Associate Professor of Music

Dr. Murray is an active performer in the Twin Cities.

Career Potential

You’ll also experience real learning beyond the classroom, with performance opportunities at monthly recitals, campus concerts, studio classes, daily chapel services, local church services, on international and U.S. tours and for many community functions. Because we design our music program to be responsive to the exact needs of the marketplace, it will be a relevant major if you’re considering a career as a musician, conductor, composer/arranger, music publisher, music marketer, music therapist, church musician or other music-related professional.

  • Church Music
  • Conductor
  • Performer
  • Music Teacher
  • Music Composer / Arranger
  • Music Sales / Marketing
  • Music Management
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Therapist
  • Music Writer
Student Success Stories Rachel Vogt ’14 - Music and Math

"I respect an educational program that is both flexible and rigorous, and Concordia has given me both. "

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