Cal Lutheran Cares Music

No matter our location, the Cal Lutheran community is bound by a spirit of compassion and resiliency.

Cal Lutheran artists around the globe are being inspired in new ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. In these unprecendented circumstances, artists have come together to create music that inspires others with hope, compassion and a little fun. Enjoy the sounds and sights of our creative Cal Lutheran community below.

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Uziel Colon and the Cal Lutheran Jazz Ensemble

Rivers of Love

Original composition by Steve Dempsey ’92


Yoshi Masuda

Assistant Professor of Music

Ozomatli’s “Cuando Canto”

Rocio Marron, Director of the Mariachi Ensemble


Ryan Strand ‘12

and the Constellation Men’s Ensemble

Constellation Men’s Ensemble (CME) is a Chicago-based vocal group dedicated to creating distinct performances in unique spaces, empowering the next generation of singers through educational engagement, and expanding the repertoire for men’s vocal music by commissioning new works from both emerging and established composers. I have enjoyed my tenure as executive director of a group that continually reminds me of the humanity  in music. During this time of isolation, I find great joy in being able to continue our tradition of Music & Brotherhood through song.  

A Moment of Calm in a Time of Anxiety

Original composition by Frank Becker (Cal Lutheran Community Member)

"A Moment of Calm in a Time of Anxiety" is a short composition scored for piano, harp, cello and strings. It is a quiet, meditative work composed to honor the doctors, nurses, medical works, journalists, truck and delivery drivers, grocery store and government employees who continue to bravely and unselfishly work to serve people around the globe in this time of tragedy and anxiety.


Quarantine Raps

Original lyrics by Gabe Chandler ’99 , music by Above/Below

She Talks to Angels

Rod Cordova '01



John Barley '10

Keep My Distance

Kirby Ai '13