Concordia University Irvine

The Arts are at the heart of Concordia University Irvine. We invite musicians from all backgrounds and interests to be part of this vibrant creative community. 

Our Bachelor of Arts in Music allows you to complete one or more optional concentrations:

  • Church Music 
  • Commercial Music 
  • Composition 
  • Instrumental Performance 
  • Music Education 
  • Piano Performance 
  • Vocal Performance

All of our ensembles are open to students studying to be music professionals, as well as non-music majors who desire to perform for the joy of music. Performance groups include :

  • Band/Orchestra Music
  • Choral Music
  • Commercial Ensembles
  • Handbells
  • Jazz Ensembles
  • Organ
  • Piano
  • Worship Ensembles

Students accepting Music scholarships enjoy some of the largest financial aid packages at Concordia. Auditions are open to any student considering the university, even prior to application or acceptance.

In 2019, we’re proud to open a state-of-the-art new building on our campus, the Borland-Manske Center. A three-story music wing marks the building as one of the premium music learning centers in Southern California and demonstrates Concordia’s commitment to music education and performance. The building will feature over 50 rooms, including orchestral and choral rehearsal halls and a recording suite designed by John Storyk, one of the world’s eminent studio designers.

As a Lutheran Christian university, our tradition fosters an environment of inclusiveness for all students. Our supportive faculty demonstrate care for students as individuals – not just their performance – as they cultivate lifelong mentoring relationships. As one of our alumni said about his experience:

“My music education at Concordia was so meaningful because of the dedication of the faculty to each student’s growth, the quality of the music making, the candor and loyalty of the students, the beauty of the campus, and the reward of the learning process that comes from well-structured courses.”

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