“Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you.” Exodus 20:24b
Who We Are
The Concordia University Worship Arts Ensembles are a collection of auditioned worship music leadership groups open to student vocalists and students playing rhythm section instruments (such as piano, keyboard, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass guitar, or drums). From time to time members of Wind, String and Brass ensembles are invited to play in with an ensemble.
What We Do
As a member of a Worship Arts Ensemble, you will rehearse weekly with a modern worship band and regularly provide music for daily worship services in the campus chapel. Members of advanced ensembles lead music for worship services at large regional gatherings and youth events, and also occasionally serve congregations and Christian schools throughout Michigan and surrounding states.
When We Meet
Worship Arts Ensembles (MUS 208) meet in three different sections on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9 – 10 am. Musicians are placed in ensembles by the Director to provide a balanced sound vocally and instrumentally. MUS 207 (Introduction to Worship Arts Leadership) is required for all first semester students in the ensembles. MUS 207 meets on Friday afternoons from 2:10 – 3:50 pm. MUS 207 and MUS 208 are both zero (0) credit ensembles.
Our LeadershipThe Worship Arts Ensembles are directed by Professor John Boonenberg.
Audition requirements for the Worship Arts Ensemble include preparing a song that demonstrates your musical aptitude and aptitude as a worship song leader, and preparing a required song from the leadsheets available below. To schedule an audition time, please complete the Concerto or Cadenza scholarship application, or contact Julie Pierce.