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Church Music

Bachelor of Arts

Overview

Become a masterful, well-rounded church musician with a Bachelor of Arts in Church Music at CSP. You’ll develop the necessary musical skills, both playing and composing, to have a career as a professional musician in Christian worship settings.

Program
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Program Length

50-57 Credit Hours

Location

On Campus

The Church Music program at Concordia allows musicians to work toward specialized degrees depending upon their instrumental and musical interests. Degree tracks include choral, piano, guitar, and more.

Students who complete the program will be ready for graduate work in music and employment in church settings. Additional certifications after completing the program are available as well.

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Program Details

The Church Music program partners with students to provide them with a lifelong outlet for joyful aesthetic expression and exciting musical careers in church settings. 

Area-specific program tracks such as organ, choral, piano, guitar, instrumental, and composition ensure that students are ready to lead both contemporary and liturgical worship. Custom, self-designed degree tracks are also available.

Your growth in the program will be spurred by faculty support, including private lessons throughout your chosen track. Every student in the program receives an internship opportunity at a Twin Cities area church as well.

After completing the program, many students transition to graduate work in music or move directly into church worship roles. Students may also add the Director of Parish Music certification by completing the Lutheran Theology minor, compiling a portfolio, and passing entrance and exit interviews with the Department of Theology and Ministry. This leads to rostered church worker status as a Commissioned Minister in The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.

Meet Our Faculty

Our world-class faculty use their decades of experience to nurture your success from the first day of class all the way to graduation— and beyond.

Dr. David Mennicke

Professor of Music, Director of Choral Studies

Dr. Nathan Kennedy

Term Faculty in Music, Music

Aaron Isakson

Adjunct Professor of Concert Band Percussion Ensemble