Borland-Manske Center | The Arts | Concordia University Irvine

Borland-Manske Center

for Music, Worship & Theology

Opening Fall 2019

At the intersection of music and theology lives the cornerstone of the Lutheran faith. And, Concordia University Irvine's newest building – the Borland-Manske Center – brings music and theology together to prepare the next generation of musicians and theologians. Whether students are preparing to become pastors, lead church music, or are aspiring for a career in commercial music, the Borland-Manske Center will serve students and the Church worldwide spiritually and musically for decades to come.

Opening in fall 2019, the three-story music wing features over 50 rooms, including orchestral and choral rehearsal halls and a professional recording suite designed by John Storyk, one of the world's eminent studio designers. The state-of-the-art facility marks the building as one of the premium music learning centers in Southern California. The Christ College wing houses a library, classrooms, and faculty offices for Concordia's school of theology and church vocations.

Recognizing the philanthropic generosity of Mike and Caryn Borland '85, the Borland-Manske Center commemorates the vision of Concordia's founding president, Rev. Dr. Charles Manske. Together, music and theology continue to build on the foundation of Concordia's mission.