Adding to the Rhythm of Life
Learning, making, and sharing music in its many wondrous forms is the goal of Concordia’s music program. Students perform in a variety of choral and instrumental ensembles and make numerous presentations each year. In addition, Concordia ensembles travel domestically and internationally, sharing the inspiring and transformational gift of music with the world. Small class sizes in courses such as music theory, history, composition, and conducting enable our experienced faculty to dedicate personal attention to each student. Concordia’s music major is a rich experience that prepares graduates for success in music education, music ministry, and graduate school.
While many music education degrees are typically five-year programs that end with just a bachelor’s degree, Concordia’s program is a five-year program that gives you both a bachelor’s degree with a music major and a master’s degree in teaching (MAT). Beginning your teaching career with a master’s degree will definitely give you a step up on other recent graduates.
- Studio instructors are drawn from prestigious organizations such as the Oregon Symphony and Portland Opera
- Talent-based ensemble scholarships are available to students in any major of study
- Small class sizes enable faculty to give students personal attention to ensure their success
“From the age of seven I wanted to be an opera singer, but when it came time for college, I needed extra encouragement and financial support. Concordia has helped me every step of the way. if I hadn’t come to Concordia, I would not have had the opportunities I’ve had to develop my gifts and share them with the community and the world.” – Emmanuel Henreid ’13