All CUAA Music Days are currently on hold and not accepting registrations due to COVID-19. These events may be reinstated if the state of Michigan moves to Stage 5 or 6. Please check back later for more information.

Musical Theater Day

The Musical Theater Workshop is an opportunity for junior high and high school students of all levels of experience to enjoy workshop activities in acting, vocal music and dance, culminating in an informal evening showcase at 7:00pm the same day, that is free for parents and friends of participants.

Taught by Concordia University faculty, working with an accompanist, students will be taken through a variety of exercises, and then be taught a musical theater number (dance and vocal music), and an ensemble acting scene. Advanced students may bring a musical theater solo (please provide sheet music in the correct key), or an acting monologue (please bring a copy of the text), which we will help polish, and then will be eligible for performance in the showcase.

Date: To be Announced
Time: To be Announced

If you need further information, or have any questions, please contact Director of Theater, Amanda Williams-Contreras via email: Amanda.Williams@cuaa.edu.

Honor Band Day

The Concordia University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. William Perrine, is hosting its annual Honor Band Day on Friday, February 11 through Saturday, February 12, 2022.

The Honor Band allows talented high school band students to learn and perform music side by side with college students enrolled in the Wind Ensemble, and provides a chance for students to experience music making in the environment of a small private liberal arts university. Students will also have the chance to work with the nationally recognized Fifth House Ensemble and attend a concert of this group on Friday evening.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, February 11 with an alternate registration at 3:30 p.m. for students joining at the conclusion of classes at local public schools. Students will have master classes with Concordia’s music faculty, and will present a short concert on Saturday, February 12 at 3:00 p.m. Housing is available for students needing to travel more than 30 miles to attend.

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Housing

Attendees will have the option to spend the night in the residence halls with current CUAA students.

Cost

There will be a $25 registration fee for accepted students to help offset the costs of housing and meals. Each participating student will also receive a complimentary t-shirt.

Schedule Your Audition

High School seniors attending Honor Band Day in February who are also interested in auditioning for CUAA Music Scholarships will have the opportunity to audition while on campus for this event. More information about our available scholarships can be found here.

Marching Band Day

Spend a day with the Concordia university marching band!

The Cardinal Regiment Marching Band is excited to welcome brass, woodwind, percussion players in grades 9-12 to spend the day rehearsing and playing with our marching band at either the Saturday, October 2 or Saturday, October 15 home football game. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a music rehearsal in which we will play through our music for the day. Lunch and a T-shirt will be provided to all participating students. The football game begins at 1 p.m.; students will watch the CUAA band perform our Pre-Game Show and then participate in playing music in the stands. Participating students will then join the Cardinal Regiment for our Half Time Show (playing only, no marching), and continue to play in the stands for the second half of the game. The day will conclude at the end of the football game, approximately 4:00 p.m.

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Worship Arts Day

Concordia University Ann Arbor will host a Worship Arts Day from February 4-5, 2022. This immersive experience will give interested high school students the opportunity to learn and apply skills in contemporary worship on their instrument and/or as vocalists. Breakout sessions will include specific instruction on voice, guitar, keyboard, and percussion, as well as songwriting and creative use of hymns. Devotional time will include a “worship-in-the-round” experience for the participants, and a final worship service for friends and family, where the students will showcase what they have learned alongside CUAA Worship Arts students.

High School seniors attending Worship Arts Day in February who are also interested in auditioning for CUAA Music Scholarships will have the opportunity to audition while on campus for this event.

Space is limited for this event, and registrations will be taken “first-come, first-served.” Registration cost is $25 and includes all meals, overnight lodging, and a t-shirt.

Check-in will begin at 4:30pm on Friday, February 4 in the Kreft Center on the campus of CUAA. The final worship service will conclude by 4:00pm on Saturday, February 5.

Please contact Dr. John Boonenberg (john.boonenberg@cuaa.edu), Director of Church Music, for more information regarding this event.

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Honor Orchestra Day

The Concordia University Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. William Perrine, is hosting its annual Honor Orchestra Day on Friday, November 12 through Saturday, November 13, 2021.

The Honor Orchestra allows talented high school orchestra students to learn and perform music side by side with college students enrolled in the Orchestra, and provides a chance for students to experience music making in the environment of a small private liberal arts university.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, November 12 with an alternate registration at 3:30 p.m. for students joining at the conclusion of classes at local public schools. Students will have master classes with Concordia’s music faculty, and will present a short concert on Saturday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m. Housing is available for students needing to travel more than 30 miles to attend.

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