BA in Music

General

Program Description

Music

If you love to sing or play an instrument, consider majoring in music. Learn about music history and theory, and earn credit toward your degree by being in an ensemble and taking private lessons.

As you spend time on campus, it will become obvious that the Concordia community values music. When the campus is abuzz with student activity, there seems to be music coming from all corners of the campus.

Choosing music as a major or minor is a great stepping stone toward grad school in music performance or a way to display your creative expression while pursuing a second degree in business or biology. Additionally, one of every seven new music educators in Minnesota comes out of Concordia.

Earn a Bachelor of Music

Concordia offers two bachelor’s degrees in music majors: a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Music. Concordia's music program is accredited by NASM - The National Association of Schools of Music.

World-Class Faculty

From rewarding private lessons to inspiring full ensemble rehearsals, Concordia faculty and conductors will challenge you to perform at the top of your game.

Perform Abroad

Concordia’s top three ensembles tour around the world every four years. Perform with your second family while seeing the sites in far-off lands.

After Concordia

You can find Concordia music alumni all around the world – in addition to teaching, they are also singing, playing and conducting in some of the most prestigious concert halls and opera houses.

Our graduates are continuing their education at top universities, like our 2015 Vocal Music Education major on the way to Cambridge University, the 2012 grad at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, performing with the Knoxville Opera, or the 2009 grad who spent a year studying film scoring at the University of Southern California and is now a film composer in Hollywood.

We also have recent alumni who have jumped right into the music scene, like a 2011 grad who won a spot in the United States Air Force Band or a 2010 grad who spent three years entertaining patrons on cruise ships that sailed around the world.

Furthermore, one of every seven of new music educators graduating from Minnesota colleges and universities come from Concordia.

Last updated February 2018

About the School

We are a private, coed, four-year liberal arts college. We're a community of more than 2,100 students who come from 36 states and 29 countries and represent 38 religions and denominations. We employ 1 ... Read More

We are a private, coed, four-year liberal arts college. We're a community of more than 2,100 students who come from 36 states and 29 countries and represent 38 religions and denominations. We employ 175 full-time faculty including NASA and NSF scientists, award-winning composers and writers, and national experts in a wide range of fields. Read less