The title of this year's annual event is "Concordia Concertos."

Four student soloists will be featured:

  • Annie Robinson, junior nursing major (Marimba solo on Friday)
  • Kirsten Nus, senior parish music major (Violin solo on Saturday)
  • Antonio Vivaldi, junior computer science major (Cello solo on Saturday)
  • Karin Rose Heiser, senior biomedical sciences major (Clarinet solo on Saturday)
  • Aaron Muchenberger, junior pharmacy major (Trumpet solo on Saturday)


Concert tickets are $8 for adults and FREE for CUW students, faculty, and children under 17.

*Please consider whether this performance will be age-appropriate for your young children. Visual and auditory disturbances are distracting to the performers, and impact the experience of the other audience members. We appreciate your courtesy.



  • Friday, April 17 | University Band (Concertpiece for Marimba and Wind Ensemble by Clifton Taylor)
  • Saturday, April 18 | Chamber Orchestra (Violin Concerto in A Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach and Concerto for Cello in C Major by Antonio Vivaldi) and Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Blue Shades by Frank Ticheli)


University Band is an instrumental ensemble that gives students the opportunity to continue to use instrumental musical skills on campus in a concert band setting. Under the direction of Prof. Johanna Anderson, UBand performs a repertoire of sacred and secular music at concerts throughout the academic year.

String Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra is directed by Dr. Louis Menchaca and is dedicated to standard quartet and quintet literature that performs for ceremonial and social events at Concordia. CUW strings have an opportunity for a unique educational experience. In addition to having the opportunity to study privately with some of the best free-lance string performers in Milwaukee, the fall semester ensemble provides a string quartet and string orchestra literature format which focuses on individual musicianship. The spring ensemble adds the requisite wind, brass and percussion members to form a fuller symphonic sound and ensemble experience.

Directed by Dr. Louis Menchaca, Symphonic Wind Ensemble is the premier 60-piece instrumental ensemble of the university, which performs sacred and classical music from the standard wind repertoire. Every January, the group embarks on a week-long performance tour to various locations across the United States and abroad. Previous tours have included Hawaii, California, Germany/Austria, and Italy. SWE also performs at several on campus concerts throughout the year, and the group has recorded and released 10 albums. The ensemble has been recognized for its musical ability, as it has been invited to concert halls, schools, and churches across the country. In 2016, the ensemble was named as a semi-finalist in the American Prize for Outstanding Musicianship. This is an auditioned ensemble.