Music Department | The Arts | Concordia University Irvine

Our program

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.

Music events

Handbells Tour: Phoenix Area

May 11 - 7:00 PM evening concert, Risen Savior Lutheran Church (Chandler/Sun Lakes, AZ)
May 12 - 7:00 PM concert, Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Church (Gilbert, AZ)
May 13 - 8:00 AM & 10:45 AM (Resound!); 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM in the Gym (both Concert Handbells and Spirit Bells), Christ Church (Phoenix, AZ)
May 14 - 9:30 AM Chapel, Valley Lutheran High School (Phoenix, AZ)
May 15 - 2:00 PM School concert, Christ Church; 7:00 PM Evening concert, North Valley Christian Academy (Phoenix, AZ)
May 16 - 8:35 AM Chapel, North Valley Christian Academy

Concordia University Irvine's handbells perform in the Phoenix area

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Music spotlight

 
Alex Guebert

Alex Guebert

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Catherine Standridge

Catherine Standridge

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Reformation Tour

Reformation Tour

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Learning facilities

Celebrating the groundbreaking of our new Music, Worship & Theology building. Slated to open Spring 2019.

Music, worship and theology intersect in the hearts of people, and now they will intersect in the heart of Concordia University Irvine’s campus. The two wings of the 38,500 square-foot Music, Worship & Theology building bring together the musical tradition and theological foundation of the Lutheran faith in a space that will serve the campus community and the Church worldwide spiritually, musically, and practically for decades to come.


The Concordia University Center

The Concordia University Center

The CU Center is the performance home for Concordia's music ensembles. Its 500-seat semi-circular auditorium, sweeping vista, and spacious acoustics provide an exciting atmosphere for music concerts and worship. The center is home to a magnificent Casavant organ—one of the finest instruments in Orange County—as well as a grand piano by Steinway.


The Good Shepherd Chapel

The Good Shepherd Chapel

The Good Shepherd Chapel is used regularly for solo recitals and chamber music. It is an intimate hilltop venue with seating for 100 featuring city views and warm acoustics. It also houses a two-manual Schlicker pipe organ.

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