Bethany College’s distinguished music faculty have been trained at some of the finest musical institutions in the world. Many maintain active performing careers in addition to their busy teaching schedules. Within a community of faith and creative learning, they seek to cultivate musical excellence and promote spiritual and intellectual growth.

Melody Steed, D.M.A. – Chair, Music Department
Molly Perez – Administrative Assistant

Ensemble Directors
Kendra Flory, M.Div. – Genesis Ringers
Richard Koshgarian, D.M.A. – Bethany/Lindsborg Orchestra
Dean Kranzler, M.M. – Percussion Ensemble
Courtney Long, M.M. – Chapel Choir, Jazz Ensemble
Daniel Masterson, D.M.A. – Chapel Choir (sabbatical 2012-13)
Ann Samuelson, M.M. – Chamber Strings
Melody Steed, D.M.A. – Handbell Ensemble
Guy Vollen, D.M.A. – Symphonic Band, Brass Ensemble, Blue Dozen

Music Education
Dean Kranzler, M.M. – Percussion Methods
Ann Samuelson, M.M. – String Methods
Lisa Simmelink, M.M.E. – Elementary Methods
Jay Steinberg, D.M.A.Woodwind Methods
Guy Vollen, D.M.A. – Conducting, Instrumental Methods, Brass Methods, Marching Band Techniques, Secondary Methods

Brass and Percussion
Richard Koshgarian, D.M.A. – Trombone and Low Brass
Dean Kranzler, M.M. – Percussion
Guy Vollen, D.M.A. – Horn and Trumpet

Scott Oakes, M.M. – Bassoon
Paula Patterson, B.M. – Flute
Jay Steinberg, M.M. – Clarinet, Saxophone, Oboe

Genevieve Bishop, B.M. – Piano, College Accompanist
Courtney Long, M.M. – Class Piano
Daniel Masterson, D.M.A. – Piano, Class Piano (sabbatical 2012-13)
Ann Samuelson, M.M. Class Piano
Melody Steed, D.M.A. – Organ, Class Piano

Andrew Book, B.M. – Cello, Double Bass
Steve Jirak – Guitar
Richard Koshgarian, D.M.A. – Orchestra
Ann Samuelson, M.M. – Violin, Viola, Chamber Strings, String Methods

Leah Ann Anderson, M.M. – Voice
Stephanie Gerry, M.M. – Voice, Voice Literature & Pedagogy

Music History and Theory
Courtney Long, M.M. – Theory III/IV, Aural Skills, Counterpoint
Daniel Masterson, D.M.A. – Theory, Counterpoint, 20th Century Music
Rachel Stultz, M.M. – Aural Skills
Melody Steed, D.M.A. – Theory I/II, Sacred Music, Music History

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