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Concordia offers several degree programs for musically talented students desiring an academic degree in music arts, and interested in a career and/or further graduate study in music.
Below are general descriptions of the degree programs.
The B.A. Music is the primary musical degree granted by Concordia University Texas, and involves the most rigorous preparation for future career and graduate study, while maintaining the liberal arts core for a well-rounded and comprehensive curriculum. Students in this degree program will receive a comprehensive musical education, with a significant grounding in theory, history, conducting, performance, and other foundations of the discipline.
Students will also receive instruction from excellent music educators in their instrument of choice. Instruction by world-class faculty in performance will further their skills and knowledge of music on a variety of levels.
Students desiring a music major will need to declare one of the following specializations:
Music Theory and Composition
In addition, students in the Music Ministry specialization may pursue the Director of Parish Music (DPM) certification, a Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod designation for students seeking to be rostered church workers within the LCMS.
A formal application and audition is required for admission to this degree program.
Students in this program will take coursework both in Education and Music, and will be Texas certified upon graduation and successful completion of the necessary exams.
Students with musical ability looking to add Music to their degree program, but do not have space to add a full major in music, may add a Music minor. The Music minor provides much of the same introductory coursework as the major, and includes the same access to world-class performance faculty to hone your musical skills.