We've got it all

We have ensembles, student-led groups, clubs, and the renowned “Christmas at Concordia” concert. Maybe you’ll find your groove in Haven (our worship band), Organ Club, one of the multiple A Capella groups, or staying up late for Music ‘Till Midnight. Throughout the semester, you’ll always have the chance to attend and play in concerts and recitals.

Conducting Concert Photo

Official Ensembles

  • Chapel Ringers – 11-13 ringers regularly play in chapel
  • The Alleluia Ringers – select choir of 13 ringers

Handbells Photo

Handbell Picture

  • Chapel Choir – mixed ensemble sings weekly in chapel
  • Selah – select ensemble for women
  • Kammerchor – elite mixed ensemble
  • Concordia Civic Chorale – made up of student, faculty, and community members

Choir Picture

  • Falcon Pep Band/Drumline – high energy songs at home football and basketball games
  • University Band – plays in concert settings
  • Jazz Ensemble – swing, be-bop, blues, big-band, and contemporary fusion
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble – premiere band ensemble
  • String Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra – repertoire from Baroque to 20th century

String Ensemble


Instrumental Ensemble Picture

Outdoor Strings Photo


Pep Band

2018-2019 Event Schedule

All Concerts are held in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant. Tickets are $8 for adults, no charge of children 17 and under. Tickets for all concerts, except for the Christmas concert**, may be purchased in front of the Chapel one hour before the performance.

  • Friday, October 5 - Sampler Concert - Family Weekend at 7:30 pm
  • Friday, October 26 - Pops Concert at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 11 - CUW Selah & Civic Chorale Choir at 3:30 pm
  • Sunday, November 18 - Christ the King Celebration at 3:30 pm
  • Friday, November 30 - Christmas at Concordia** at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 1 - Christmas at Concordia** at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 7 - Kammerchor Choir Concert at 3:30 pm
  • Friday, April 12 - University Band & Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 13 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 14 - Marie Sander Faculty Flute Recital at 1:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 28 - The Chapel Ringers & Civic Chorale at 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 4 - Selah & The Chapel Choir at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, May 5 - The Alleluia Ringers at 3:30 pm

Music Faculty

Faculty List

Dr. Louis A. Menchaca, Department Chair
Professor of Music
Director of Instrumental Music

Mrs. Johanna Anderson
Associate Director of Instrumental Music
Music Department Recruiter

Professor Mark Bloedow
Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Handbell Activities

Dr. Alexa Doebele
Associate Professor of Music
Director of Choral Activities

Dr. James Freese
Professor of Music
Director of Parish Music

Professor Lynn Little
Assistant Professor of Music
Theory and Musicianship

Adjunct Faculty List
Dr. Albert Abena, Bassoon
Mr. Michael Betz, Trumpet
Ms. Mary Burczyk, Clarinet
Mr. Chris Canapa, Low Brass
Mrs. Bonnie Cohen, Oboe
Dr. James Freese, Organ
Mrs. Jennifer Gettel, Voice
Mr. John Hill, Guitar
Ms. Sacia Jerome, Cello
Ms. Diane Kachelmeier, Music Department Accompanist
Mrs. Amanda Koch, Viola
Ms. Kathy Krubsack, French Horn
Ms. Diane Lane, Voice
Ms. Wendelin Lockett, Voice
Mr. Tom McGirr, String Bass
Mrs. Bony Plog-Benavides, Percussion
Mrs. Marie Sander, Flute
Mrs. Ellen Willman, Violin
Mrs. Lauren Sperry, Saxophone
Dr. Michael Thiele, Piano

For more information:

Mrs. Johanna Anderson, M.M.
Associate Director of Instrumental Music
Music Department Recruiter
262.243.4265 | johanna.anderson@cuw.edu 

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