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Church Music, B.A.

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Overview

Program Overview

While the Church Music program from Concordia University, St. Paul enjoys all of the features of the Music program in general, the Church Music major has the following more specific features:

  • there are organ, choral, piano, guitar, instrumental, composition, and generalist tracks, thus equipping students to lead both traditional liturgies and contemporary worship formats.
  • each track shares the core musicianship (music theory/analysis/writing/ear-training/keyboard harmony) and music history courses. Private lessons and ensembles applicable to each track are also part of the core.
  • each track has specialized courses, culminating in a senior project/recital in the track.
  • students may add Director of Parish Music Certification by completing the Confessional Lutheranism minor, completing a portfolio, and passing the entrance and exit interviews. This leads to rostered church worker status as a Commissioned Minister in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

With several tracks available, the Director of Parish Music certification at Concordia allows students to pursue music ministry in the area that best suits their interests and talents.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Listening to Life: Global & Popular Music
  • Musicianship 
  • Beginning Conducting 
  • Music History 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    65

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  • Minimum required score:

    513

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General Requirements

  • Online or Paper Application
  • Official High School Transcripts (for all institutions attended)
  • Official Credit Evaluation of credits earned/degrees completed at any non-United States institution
  • Certification of Finances indicating the financial source for the expense of attending Concordia University
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27000 USD/year
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  • National

    22800 USD/year
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Living costs for Saint Paul

  • 1040 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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