Upcoming Music Events

Perform. Create. Worship. Experience.

Whatever your connection to the musical arts, especially students, we invite you to join us at Concordia for concerts, recitals, and workshops. Check out the Music Event Schedule below, or view our list of faculty, or see our programs of study.

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Spring 2020

All events are free unless noted otherwise.

Faculty Recital:  Ann Kjerulf Knien, flute and Storm Knien, organ
January 17, 7:30pm (Chapel, Concordia University Texas)

Come hear an evening of flute, organ, and piano repertoire. Ann Kjerulf Knien, flute, and Storm Knien, organ/piano, present a recital contrasting early and modern works with a few lyrical Romantics in between. Works by Telemann, Martin, Reger, Bassingthwaighte, and Gaubert will be performed along with an organ improvisation by Storm Knien.

Young Voices:  A High School Voice Competition
January 18.  Evening recital at 7pm in the Chapel.

Concordia University Texas seeks to recognize talent and offer opportunities for young classical singers in the Austin area through our first-ever Young Voices competition!  Singers receive feedback from professional directors and singers, including Concordia's own voice faculty, and compete to earn a spot in the Finalist's Recital.  Register here!

Audition Day
January 25

Talented students who are admitted to Concordia University Texas may audition for music scholarships on January 25 and February 22, 2020.  Scholarships are available for all students regardless of major.  Prospective music majors must audition on one of these two dates.  For more information, see our audition requirements.

Showcase Concordia!
January 26, 3pm (at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Austin, TX)

Our University Choir and the Concordia Symphonic Winds present an early-semester joint concert at St. Paul Lutheran Church, to give our community a taste of what our ensembles are up to this academic year!

Faculty Recital:  Abigail Pena, Shelley Schneider, voice
Janet Grohovac, guitar and Joseph Choi, piano
February 8, 3pm (Chapel, Concordia University Texas)

Members of the Concordia music faculty present selections from classical and contemporary repertoire in an afternoon concert. Soprano Abbey Pena joins Dr. Joseph Choi on piano to perform works by Mozart and Schubert.  Contemporary pieces by Diego Luzuriaga will be performed by Dr. Janet Grohovac on guitar accompanying mezzo-soprano Shelley Schneider.  

An Evening for Valentines, presented by the University Choir
February 14, 7pm (Black Box Theater)

Our University Choir presents solo and choral favorites spanning genres and centuries of music in a concert about love lost and found.  An annual tradition, we provide great singing and dessert, too!

Audition Day
February 22

Talented students who are admitted to Concordia University Texas may audiiton for music scholarships on January 25 and February 22, 2020.  Scholarships are available for all students regardless of major.  Prospective music majors must audition on one of these two dates.  For more information, see our audition requirements.

Concordia Symphonic Winds Spring Concert:  Song and Dance!
February 23, 4pm (Chapel, Concordia University Texas)

Concordia Symphonic Winds will explore music from many genres of song and dance with both large ensemble and chamber settings. There will be something for everyone!

Musical:  Little Shop of Horrors
March 5-8 (Black Box Theater, Concordia University Texas)

Due to the transition to online-only delivery, the following events are CANCELLED.
More information about Concordia's response to COVID-19 can be found here.

Pops Concert:  Concordia Symphonic Winds
April 5, 4pm (Chapel, Concordia University Texas)

Masterworks:  Mozart Requiem
April 18 and 19, 3pm 

Our University Choir and the Concordia Singers join to perform Mozart's dramatic Requiem, K. 626, ed. Robert Levin.  Hauntingly beautiful, terrifying, and comforting, the Requiem is a uniquely human response to death, and one of the most beautiful and well-beloved choral works ever written.

Spring Honors Recital
April 24, 7pm (Chapel, Concordia University Texas)

Concordia undergraduate students who are currently taking applied music lessons may audition for this Honors Recital, featuring some of the best musical presentations evaluated by the music faculty this semester.

CCMA Spring Recital
April 26, 3pm (Chapel, Concordia University Texas)

Students in the Concordia Community Music Academy (CCMA) present an end-of-semester recital performance of the music they've been working on.

 Fall 2019 (Past)

All events are free unless noted otherwise.

Concordia Collage! : a celebration of music at Concordia
September 17, 6pm (Chapel, Concordia University Texas)

This event features several Concordia ensembles, appearing for
the first time in a shared concert!  Come see the University Choir,
the Concordia Symphonic Winds, and some of our smaller ensembles
(and a few soloists!) present a beginning-of-the-year concert.

Men's Chorus Concert
October 19, 3pm (Chapel, Concordia University Texas)

In what's now an annual tradition, the men of our University Choir
join with the men of the Concordia Singers to sing some exciting
favorites of the men's chorus repertoire!  As always, we share the
concert with some of our singing friends from around the Austin area.

Women's Chorus Concert
October 20, 7pm (Chapel, Concordia University Texas)

For the first time, we're adding a women's chorus version of our
popular Men's Chorus event - and singing both in the same weekend!
Our combined women's choir will sing Vivaldi's exciting Gloria and other
historical favorites.  They're joined for this concert by a brand-new
ensemble in Austin, Inversion Ensemble: Da Capo, who sing music
written for the ensemble by the ensemble, as well as some music
written by other composers in the last several years.

Halloween Sings! : solo and choral music for Halloween
October 25, 7pm (Black Box Theater, Concordia University Texas)

Our annual Halloween Sings! event features music spanning 
centuries of choral music, some serious, some very much not,
in celebration of Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, All Saints' Day,
trick-or-treating, and everything in between.  Free dessert!

Concordia Symphonic Winds Fall Concert
November 3, 4pm (Chapel, Concordia University Texas)

The Concordia Symphonic Winds, now in its second season under
the leadership of Prof. Michael Staub, presents their Fall concert.

President's Concert
November 10, 7pm (Chapel, Concordia University Texas)

Our annual President's Concert this year features a chamber vocal
ensemble performing J.S. Bach's Jesu, der du meine Seele (BWV 78)
and other works for chorus, including our annual tradition,
Randall Thompson's "The Last Words of David" conducted
by our University President!

Jazz and Percussion Fall Concert
November 20, 7pm (Chapel, Concordia University Texas)

Students in our percussion program and the Concordia Jazz
Collective perform a diverse and exciting set of pieces for
solo percussion, ensemble percussion, and jazz combo.

Non-Major Recitals
December 3 (4 and 6pm) and December 4 (6pm)

Students taking private instruction in music at Concordia
at a variety of levels combine for a celebration of their

Christmas With The Choirs
December 7, 3pm (Hope Presbyterian Church)

Our University Choir and Concordia Singers combine to sing
Gerald Finzi's exuberant Magnificat and dramatic In terra pax,
as well as other choral favorites of the season - including
hymns and carols for you to sing!

CCMA Winter Recital
December 8, 2pm (Chapel, Concordia University Texas)

Students in our Concordia Community Music Academy
present their end-of-semester recital.

Honors Recital
December 8, 5pm (Chapel, Concordia University Texas)

Our highest-achieving students in private lessons are
invited to audition for our Honors Recital, and the Recital
reflects some of the best student work in the Music 

A Service of Lessons and Carols
December 12, 7pm (Chapel, Concordia University Texas)

We feature our artist-in-residence Joseph Martin, an internationally-
acclaimed pianist, composer, and conductor, joining with our
University Choir for a well-beloved evening of prophecy and
fulfillment in Scripture and song.