Lead in Ministry Through Music
A Director of Parish Music (DPM) is a called and commissioned musician prepared for team ministry in a congregation. As a DPM, you’ll often help to plan a vibrant worship life with the pastor(s), and are usually responsible for other programs in the congregation that relate to music. You may lead from an organ, piano, or guitar as conductor, teacher, or in various other ways, and you’ll lead in various styles and formats. You may also become involved in other areas of ministry within the day-to-day ministry of the church. The Director of Parish Music Program equips leaders for ministry who are passionate about the Gospel and the role music and worship can have in sharing the good news of Jesus.
- Director of Parish Music Minor
- Whether it be in a traditional or modern musical style, prepare for your career in church music with our award-winning music and theology faculties.
- Take advantage of our summer internship program, which offers real-world church music experiences in Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) churches around the country.
- Enjoy our several concert-quality instruments by Steinway, as well as pipe organs by Casavant, Schlicker, and Goetz. We regularly offer masterclasses and solo performances by first-rate performers and educators in the field.
- The state-of-the art Borland-Manske Center, which features teaching studios, rehearsal halls, student lounges, a 1700 sq. ft. state-of-the-art recording studio (featuring a a Rupert Neve 32 channel 5088 console), 22 practice rooms outfitted with various instruments, including pianos, drums, an electric organ and a harpsichord.
- Concordia's ensembles tour the world, play in major venues such as Irvine’s Segerstrom Concert Hall and produce an annual, nationally televised PBS special.