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.
Stephanie Gerry, Soprano, is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master of Music degree from Wichita State University. She has performed with UNL and WSU opera theatre programs, the Wichita Grand Opera, the Lincoln Sacred Arts Council,and was an apprentice artist with Dorian Opera Theatre. She also has an extensive music theatre and dance background, having performed with the Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company,and, most recently,at theGreat Plains Theatre Festival.
In addition to being a teaching assistant at both the University of Nebraska and Wichita State, Mrs. Gerry has taught at a wide variety of age levels, including infants and toddlers for the Gymboree Play and Music programs and elementary school at Salina Christian Academy. She has also been a private piano and voice teacher for over 15 years.
Mrs. Gerry lives in Salina with her husband Matt who is music teacher at Salina South Middle School. They are the proud parents of 2 daughters, Adele and Lydia.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Bachelor of Music