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Music at CUE

Who we are

CUE’s Music Program is comprised of a body of practicing artists who nurture individuals to be accomplished, passionate, ethical and reflective artists enriching the greater community.

Meet our faculty and staff

Preparing you for your future

Our academic programs prepare you for a range of music-related occupations, as well as further study, in:

  • performance
  • private and group music instruction
  • music technology
  • music therapy
  • composition
  • conducting

The two certificate programs offered at CUE allow you to focus your studies further in the area of Church Music or Vocal Pedagogy and Performance. These certificates are designed to be completed alongside a 4-year BA or as a certificate to be completed after an undergraduate degree in Arts or Music.

Learn about our academic music programs.

Concordia Concert Choir

The Concordia Concert Choir, conducted by Dr. Joy Berg, is part of the academic program at Concordia University of Edmonton. This mixed choral ensemble is composed of twenty-five to forty auditioned singers of university age from various disciplines and interests. Auditions and registration usually occur in the fall, but occasionally happen in the spring or summer.

The choir regularly performs on campus for concerts, chapel services, and special events, as well as throughout the Edmonton area. In addition, the Concert Choir has sung at professional music and educational conferences, such as the Alberta Music Conference, the Alberta Teachers’ Association Conference, and church-related conferences and gatherings, including the Lutheran Church–Canada national and regional conventions.

The choir also spends a significant amount of time on tour, singing in churches, schools, or community venues. In addition to Canada-wide appearances, the choir has also performed in England, Germany, Scandinavia, and the United States. In the spring of 2014 the Choir toured Brazil, and in spring 2017 France and Germany in connection with three anniversaries–the Battle of Vimy Ridge (100), Confederation of Canada (150), and the Reformation (500). The Concern Choir plans a tour to China in the spring of 2020.

The literature of the choir includes a wide range of styles and genres that provide an opportunity for vocal growth, musical education, and spiritual nurturing. The focus has been on sacred a cappella music, from historical traditions to the present day. A variety of rhythmic, melodic, harmonic and timbral resources create interesting and diverse programs. New works and compositions by Canadians are regularly included in the repertoire.

To audition, please contact Dr. Joy Berg at joy.berg@concordia.ab.ca.