Our vision

Every one of you, regardless of major or minor, can be involved in music. Those of you wishing to simply participate in performance ensembles, applied music studies (private tutoring), and personal enrichment coursework are always welcome to become a part of the music department community. You will be exposed to a comprehensive musical performance (in genres of band, orchestra, choral, and handbell) and study time which will be a life-changing and transformational venture. This experience will be accomplished by working under the tutelage of our internationally-acclaimed faculty, as well as the forming new relationships with student colleagues.

Assoc. Director of Instrumental Music

Mrs. Johanna Anderson

Mrs. Anderson is the director of University Band and Pep Band at CUW. She also chairs the music scholarship committee and works with the admissions department to recruit students to the music program. She graduated from CUW in 2013 with a B.A. in K-12 Music Education and K-12 Spanish Education. While at CUW, Mrs. Anderson was a member of several instrumental ensembles, and she also served as the Symphonic Wind Ensemble Tour Coordinator for four years. From 2013-2015, Mrs. Anderson taught band and orchestra at Perry A. Tipler Middle School in Oshkosh, WI. Mrs. Anderson holds a M.M. in Music Education from Boston University. She regularly performs in the greater Milwaukee area; this is also her third season as principal oboist of the Kettle Moraine Symphony, based in West Bend, WI.

Email: Johanna.Anderson@cuw.edu
Phone: 262-243-4265

Handbells and Choir Director

Prof. Mark Bloedow

Prof. Bloedow, Assistant Professor of Music, is Director of Handbell Activities at Concordia including conducting the Alleluia Ringers and Chapel Ringers, as well as, the conductor and developer of Concordia’s community based choir, the Concordia Civic Chorale. In addition, he is the Executive/Artistic Director of Maestro Productions, Inc. (including the Madison Area Community Chorus and Ringing Badgers Handbell Ensemble). Prof. Bloedow earned his Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and received his Master's degree in Church Music from Concordia University Wisconsin. He later served at Concordia as guest adjunct Professor of Music before joining the music faculty full-time. Prof. Bloedow is a published composer of music for handbells and organ.

Email: Mark.Bloedow@cuw.edu
Phone: 262-243-4240

Director of Choral Activities

Dr. Alexa Doebele

Dr. Doebele is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at CUW, where she conducts Kammerchor, Selah, and the Chapel Choir, in addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, conducting, and choral literature. She is a frequent clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor, and is active as an editor of choral music. Dr. Doebele is also active as both a solo and choral singer, having appeared with the Milwaukee Choral Artists, the Colorado Conductors’ Chorus, the Ars Nova Singers, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, the Boulder Chorale, the Littleton Chorale, and the Colorado Symphony Chorus.

Email: Alexa.Doebele@cuw.edu
Phone: 262-243-4241