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Concordia Music Competition Overview

1/19/2024 - 1 minute read

Concordia is poised to celebrate the profound language of music through its upcoming competition, taking place in the Borland-Manske Center on Jan. 27 and 28. It’s an event that promises to be a symphony of talent and passion.

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Los Posadas event at Rev. Carlos Valazquez's church

"Navidad-A Concordia Christmas" creates joyous music for all

12/8/2023 - 3 minute read

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Concordia’s Music Department is orchestrating a symphony of festivities. From Segerstrom concerts to TV specials, the Music Department is making sure everyone feels the Christmas spirit. This year’s highly anticipated PBS production, "Navidad-A Concordia Christmas," aims to honor the vibrant Latinx culture and traditions.

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Concordia student pictured performing on violin.

Fall Honors Recital 2023: A Crescendo of Musical Excellence

12/8/2023 - 2 minute read

As the academic semester reaches its final notes, Concordia is gearing up for a musical extravaganza with the highly anticipated Fall Honors Recital. This recital will take place on Mon., Dec. 11, at 5 p.m., at the Concordia University Center for Worship and Performing Arts (CU Center). This event promises to showcase the pinnacle of musical talent cultivated on campus.

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Concordia's worship band performing during Chapel

Worship bands provide excellence in music and student leadership

9/22/2023 - 2 minute read

Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:30 a.m., university facilities are closed, classes are paused and individuals gather in the CU Center for a 25 minute gathering in song, prayer and the Word of God.

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Pictured above: Dr. HyeJung Shin

Concordia's music faculty stepping up to the stand

9/22/2023 - 1 minute read

Over the years, Concordia has executed a variety of musical performances. Traditionally, students are on the frontline, and the faculty and staff fulfill their roles behind the scenes. This year, on Wed., Sep. 27, there is going to be a spin on this tradition.

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Pictured here during the beginning of tech week, Emma Johnson, lead actress for “All’s Well That Ends Well,” starring as Helena.

Concordia's Theatre Department debut for 2023

9/8/2023 - 2 minute read

Concordia is home to a renowned theatre department that has produced a series of outstanding plays and performances. This fall, the production, “All’s Well That Ends Well,” a play by William Shakespeare, published in the First Folio in 1623, will be played out by Concordia’s very own theatre team, with a newly built set to accompany the performance.

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Students share their perspectives on funding for the arts

4/24/2023 - 4 minute read

Concordia’s arts programs, which include music, theater, visual arts and forensics, are each allocated funding from Concordia. In a survey of several students, there are a variety of perspectives and nuances when it comes to how and why the arts are funded.


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Review: Japanese Friendship Garden offers artistic serenity for the eye and spirit

3/31/2023 - 2 minute read

Located within Balboa Park in San Diego, there is a tea garden called the Japanese Friendship Garden. It opened to the public in 1991 and was built as an expression of friendship to San Diego’s sister city, Yokohama. It has many exhibits within the area that are educational and beautiful. It is $14 general admission and $12 for students. This garden is a fun way to get in touch with nature and the culture’s history. 

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Concordia’s Forensics team places third at PSCFA Spring Championships

3/17/2023 - 2 minute read

Between Feb. 24 and 25, Concordia's talented forensics team competed in the PSCFA Spring Championships at Mt. San Antonio College, marking their last tournament before nationals. 

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Concordia wins NCFA Parliamentary Debate Championship

2/24/2023 - 2 minute read

Concordia’s NPDA parliamentary debate team placed first in their last pre-nationals season tournament from Feb. 18 to Feb. 19 at the Northern California Forensics Association Spring Championship Tournament hosted by Diablo Valley College.

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