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CUI & The Arts

Music • Theatre • Visual Arts

The arts

The Arts are at the heart of our university. Consider how worship is enhanced when our voices and instruments rise in song. Look to the stories that are brought to life in the theatre – they show us that we are not alone. In creativity, we express our humanity, as we reflect the image of a creative God.

As makers, musicians, and performers, we invite you to be a part of this vibrant creative community. Here you will find the freedom to explore your artistic passions and vocations while growing in your skills as a thinker, collaborator, and leader.

Our programs


CUI & Music

Our aim is to develop general musicianship, performance, musical collaboration, and critical listening, along with an understanding of various contexts of music. Ensembles—comprised of orchestras, jazz, choirs, worship, commercial music, handbell, and chamber—are open to students studying to be music professionals, as well as students who are non-music majors but desire to perform for the joy of music.

See Music Department

CUI & Theatre

The craft of acting, the art of design, and the nuance of directing are pursuits for students who care deeply about story and recognize the impact theatre, television, and video can have on shaping our world view.

See Theatre Department

CUI & Visual Arts

Here you will find a rich artistic environment where you can grow intellectually and spiritually as visual artists. Guest lecturers and exhibitions by visiting artists at the John and Linda Friend Art Gallery serve to inspire students to understand the role of the professional artist and designer today. Concordia is also fortunate to house a collection of permanent art displays throughout our campus.

See Visual Arts Department

Alumni stories

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Connect with the arts

View the current Fine Arts Newsletter.

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Contact us

Dr. Jeff Held

Jeff Held

Music Department

Phone: (949) 214-3419

Email: jeff.held@cui.edu

Tony Vezner

Tony Vezner

Theatre Department

Phone: (949) 214-3425

Email: tony.vezner@cui.edu

Prof. Rachel Hayes

Rachel Hayes

Visual Arts Department

Phone: (949) 214-3290

Email: rachel.hayes@cui.edu


If you're interested in learning more about Concordia's undergraduate degrees and academic programs in the Arts, please submit the following information, and an admissions counselor will contact you.

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