Concordia University, Nebraska hosts annual Musical Arts Day

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SEWARD, NE (11/01/2018) Concordia University, Nebraska, hosted high school honor choir and band students for Musical Arts Day on Friday, Oct. 27.

There were 211 students selected to participate out of those who auditioned. There were 66 band members and 135 choral singers in attendance, both from Nebraska and across the country. Members of Concordia's A Cappella Choir and Symphonic Band assisted with rehearsals throughout the day and performed with the students in an evening concert.

The honor choir was directed by Dr. Kurt von Kampen, professor of music and Music Department chair of Concordia University. The honor band was directed by Andrew Schultz, assistant professor of music at Concordia University.

"Through the years, thousands of high school students have experienced the joy of making music-and performing to the glory of God-with talented conductors and college musicians," said von Kampen.

The Musical Arts Day event began in 1999 by von Kampen and continues each year. The event was free and open to the public.

About Concordia University, Nebraska

Concordia University, Nebraska, founded in 1894, is a fully accredited, coeducational university located in Seward, Nebraska, that currently serves more than 2,500 students. Concordia offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in an excellent academic and Christ-centered community that equips men and women for lives of learning, service and leadership in the church and world. For more information, visit