Music Department

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The Bethany College Department of Music has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1935. Music has played a central role in the life of Bethany College since its foundation in 1881. Many world renowned artists have traveled to Lindsborg to perform and teach.

Bethany Oratorio Society boasts one of the longest running annual performances of Handel’s Messiah and has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, National Public Radio, and PBS. This rich tradition of musical excellence remains strong and vibrant to this very day.

At Bethany, music is for everyone, and students majoring in the sciences and humanities regularly benefit from the wide array of musical ensembles available, just as Bethany music majors benefit from pursuing their specialized studies within the context of a liberal arts environment.

Bethany music students study with many different career goals in mind. They gain the knowledge and experience to carry them successfully through graduate study and/or careers.

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Department Chairs

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Mark Lucas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Music Bethany Oratorio Society ConductorDirector of Choral Activities
Office Department of Music Presser Hall 209 Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8348 Read Biography
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Daniel Masterson, D.M.A.

Associate Professor of Music – Piano, Music Theory, Chapel Choir
Office Department of Music Presser Hall 210 Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8139 Read Biography
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June 1, 2015 - June 5, 2015
12:30 am - 3:30 am
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