Phone: (949) 214-3418
Music Visits and Auditions:
Phone: (949) 214-3419
Concordia is now accepting applications for Fall 2020 Music Performance Associates.
Music Performance Associates are admitted for specific non-degree track studies in performance. Becoming an MPA means that you will have the benefits of collegiate structure amidst a healthy community of musicians.
In most cases, MPA’s engage in the following:
MPA’s possess advanced musicianship, as identified through an audition/interview with Concordia faculty, and are admitted at the discretion of the music faculty. Criteria include level of musicianship, availability to serve a needed role in a university ensemble or accompaniment/service playing, and willingness to be a healthy participant in Concordia’s culture. MPA roles may be limited based on ensemble and facility capacities.
Concordia’s published part-time tuition rates apply.
MPA's must commit to a full semester of participation. Missed rehearsals/performances create a liability for ensembles, so MPA's are expected to have the same commitment level as undergraduate students. Please do not apply for the program if you are not sure about your ability to commit to rehearsal and performance schedules, which are finalized at the beginning of each semester. Students failing to meet attendance requirements, as indicated in ensemble and private lesson syllabi, will be dismissed from the program and no refund will be given. Ensemble directors reserve the right to dismiss students if they do not maintain good standing in the ensemble.
Please reach out to an area director to schedule an audition and meeting to discuss potential involvement as a Music Performance Associate.
Collaborative PianoDr. Rachel Ehring, Staff Accompanistrachel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Commercial/Worship MusicProf. Steve Young, Director of Recording Studio and Commercial/Worship Musicsteve.email@example.com
Jazz, Organ, PianoDr. Tom Mueller, Director of Keyboard and Jazz Studiestom.firstname.lastname@example.org
Orchestral InstrumentsDr. Jeff Held, Director of Orchestral Activitiesjeff.email@example.com
VoiceDr. Michael Busch, Director of Choral and Vocal Activitiesmichael.firstname.lastname@example.org