Music Majors at Concordia usually graduate into the following fields:
Music Education: Local public school districts, and Lutheran schools from near and far vie for music graduates from Concordia University, who have a reputation for readiness as first-year teachers. Students who matriculate into the School of Education teaching credential program are connected with the best teachers in our area schools for student teaching, which builds networking opportunities for full-time employment once students complete their credential.
Church Music: Churches across the nation vie for music graduates from Concordia because they are extremely versatile as organists, choir/handbell directors, praise band leaders, children's music teachers, worship planners, and ministry leaders. The learning atmosphere and Christian community at Concordia is very conducive to producing some of the best church music leaders in the nation.
Commercial Music: Concordia University is known as a place where graduates are prepared for the diverse skill sets required in the music industry, and it is one of a limited set of universities that has exceptional recording studio facilities comparable to the best in the industry.
Performance: Concordia's performance majors regularly are admitted into the nation's finest graduate schools. Recent successes include enrollment and degrees in harp study at Boston Conservatory, clarinet performance at Cal State Long Beach, trumpet performance at the University of Redlands, and organ performance at the University of Washington.
Composition: Concordia's performance majors regularly are admitted into the nation's finest graduate schools. Recent successes include enrollment and degrees in the highly selective doctorate program in composition at UCLA, and master's studies at Cal State Fullerton, CSULB, and Vermont School of Fine Arts.