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

2019-2020 Event Schedule

All concerts are held in the Chapel of Christ Triumphant. Admission is $8 for adults, and free for children 17 and under*, and may be purchased in front of the Chapel one hour before performances. *Christmas at Concordia tickets have a different pricing structure, and must be reserved in advance by calling 262-243-4243 or emailing Kelsey.Flath@cuw.edu.

  • Friday, October 4th – Sampler Concert at 7:30pm
  • Friday, October 18th – Pops Concert at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, November 9th – Civic Chorale, Alleluia Ringers, & Chapel Ringers Concert at 3:30pm
  • Sunday, November 17th – Christ the King Celebration at 3:30pm
  • Friday, December 6th – Christmas at Concordia at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, December 7th – Christmas at Concordia at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, March 29th – Kammerchor Spring Choir Concert at 3:30pm
  • Friday, April 17th – University Band & Jazz Ensemble at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 18th – Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Chamber Orchestra at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, April 19th – Dr. Michael Thiele Faculty Piano Recital at 3:30pm
  • Sunday, April 26th – Civic Chorale Spring Concert at 3:30pm
  • Saturday, May 2nd – CUW Handbell Choirs Spring Concert at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, May 3rd – Selah & Chapel Choir Spring Concert at 3:30pm



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
Dr. Linda Nielsen Korducki, 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 

Johanna Bio Pic