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The arts

The Arts are at the heart of Concordia University Irvine. Consider how worship is enhanced when our voices and instruments rise in song. Look to the stories that are brought to life in the theatre — they show us that we are not alone. In creativity, we express our humanity, as we reflect the image of a creative God.

As makers, musicians, and performers, we invite you to be a part of this vibrant creative community. Here you will find the freedom to explore your artistic interests and vocations while growing in your skills as a thinker, collaborator, and leader.

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Our programs

Music at Concordia

Our aim is to develop general musicianship, performance, musical collaboration, and critical listening, along with an understanding of various contexts of music. Ensembles — comprised of orchestras, jazz, choirs, worship, commercial music, handbell, and chamber — are open to students studying to be music professionals, as well as students who are non-music majors but desire to perform for the joy of music.

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Theatre at Concordia

The craft of acting, the art of design, and the nuance of directing are pursuits for students who care deeply about story and recognize the impact theatre, television, and video can have on shaping our world view.

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Visual Arts at Concordia

Explore a rich artistic environment where you can grow intellectually and spiritually as a visual artist. Get inspired by guest lecturers and exhibitions by visiting artists at the John and Linda Friend Art Gallery and learn to understand the role of a professional artist and designer today. Concordia is also fortunate to house a collection of permanent art displays throughout our campus.

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Alumni stories

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Connect with the arts

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Concordia Choir Performance

Concordia Choir - Cornerstone - music by Shawn Kirchner, featuring soloists Joshua Burns and Kaitlyn Bills


Concordia Choir - Goodnight Moon - based on the children's book by Margaret Wise Brown, music by Eric Whitacre

Goodnight Moon

Concordia Choir - Laudate Dominum - based on Psalm 148:1-3, music by Levente Gyöngyösi

Laudate Dominum

Concordia Choir - Evening Prayer - bmusic by Ola Gjeilo, featuring saxophonist Avery Smith

Evening Prayer

Contact us

Dr. Jeff Held

Jeff Held

Music Department

Phone: (949) 214-3420

Email: [email protected]

Tony Vezner

Tony Vezner

Theatre Department

Phone: (949) 214-3425

Email: [email protected]

Prof. Rachel Soo

Rachel Soo

Visual Arts Department

Phone: (949) 214-3289

Email: [email protected]

If you're interested in learning more about Concordia's undergraduate degrees and academic programs in the Arts, please submit the following information, and an admissions counselor will contact you.

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