At Concordia, you can learn about music history and theory, and earn credit toward your degree by being in an ensemble and taking private lessons.

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.

Programs of Study

Bachelor of Arts

While earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, you will major in music with all of the benefits of a liberal arts education. Approximately one-third of your coursework will be in music, with the rest fulfilling the core liberal arts requirements and a minor area of study if you choose.

Major or Minor in Music

Major in Music Education with a Vocal or Instrumental Emphasis

Minor in Church Music

Bachelor of Music

While earning a Bachelor of Music degree, about two-thirds of your coursework will be in music. While some of the liberal arts requirements are waived for Bachelor of Music students, there are still a few courses that will give you a well-rounded education. An audition is required at the end of your first year for acceptance into the Bachelor of Music program.

Minor in Instrumental Music

Major in Piano

Major in Voice

Major in Composition

Major in Music Education with a Vocal or Instrumental Emphasis

Minor in Church Music

Music Scholarships

Concordia offers competitive music performance scholarships to vocalists, instrumentalists and composers.

Featured Testimonial on Music

I was originally going to be a vocal ed major because Concordia is known for their top tier choirs, but I quickly switched once I realized how much I enjoyed playing the saxophone and how phenomenal the band program also is.

Making Music at Concordia

1 Min Read

Finding Opera

We had the opportunity to catch up with Peter Johnson '12 as he rehearsed with the Fargo-Moorhead Opera's production of "Pirates of Penzance."

Continue Reading
1 Min Read

Explore Your Passions

Wondering if you can be involved in athletics and music at Concordia?

Continue Reading

NAfME Collegiate

Concordia has a collegiate chapter with National Association for Music Education, one of the world’s largest arts education organizations with more than 75,000 members nationwide.


Department of Music

Hvidsten Hall