A new semester at Bethany means another round of Table Talk!
The Bethany College Music Department presents an opportunity for bands to practice their concert repertoire and gain feedback from clinicians. Clinicians will work with each band for 40 minutes. Debra Traficante, D.M.A., and Claudio Re, Ph.D., are the clinicians for the workshop.
Traficante is assistant professor of music and assistant director of bands at the University of Oklahoma. She conducts the Symphony Band, teaches conducting lessons and graduate courses, undergraduate conducting courses, and oversees music education students. Traficante earned a Bachelor of Music in music education, cum laude, from the University of Florida, a Master of Music in wind band conducting from UF, and earned a Fellowship to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts in wind band conducting from the University of Oklahoma.
Traficante frequently judges, guest conducts, and clinics ensembles across the nation, and conducted at the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles Conference in Singapore in 2005.
Re is assistant professor of music and director of band at Bethany College. He is an advocate for universal music literacy, believing that enduring relationships with music and other arts strengthens relationships, personal as well as professional, and provides avenues for expression of the artistic self that is inherent in each of us. His strong beliefs about the enduring benefits of music’s relationship with the community come from his Italian heritage and long association with Italian community bands.
Re received a diploma in trombone performance from the Luca Marenzio Conservatory in Brescia, Italy, a Master of Art in instrumental conducting from the University of Northern Iowa, and his doctorate in musicology from the University of Florida.
Workshop applications are due by March 14, 2014 and should include school name and contact information, workshop repertoire list, and a $50 deposit. There is no participation fee, but a $50 deposit is due with the application in the form of a check made out to the Bethany College Music Department. Deposits will not be returned if ensembles do not participate. Deposits will be returned with the participation plaque.
E-mail registration information to email@example.com, or mail to:
Bethany College Music Department
335 E. Swensson St.
Lindsborg, KS 67456
Pia Sundhage coached the United States women’s soccer team from 2008 to 2012, winning Olympic gold medals in Beijing and London and taking second place in the 2011 FIFA World Cup. In December 2012, she stepped down to return home as Sweden’s national team coach.
Named 2012 FIFA World Coach of the Year, Sundhage has been nominated as FIFA Coach of the Year four consecutive times. Her impressive record includes coaching the U.S. team to 88-6-1 and winning 11 tournaments, including three Algarve Cups. She is known for her uniquely positive and unassuming coaching style. She began her first practice with the U.S. team after they lost the 2007 World Cup by playing Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’” on her guitar, and the team said farewell by singing her “You Are My Sunshine” and giving her a guitar they autographed.
Sundhage was officially welcomed to Bethany College at a reception on Friday, January 17 on the Bethany College campus.
Sundhage is teaching a one-credit-hour class during interterm, working with Bethany’s soccer team as well as other regional teams, connecting with Women’s Intersport Network in Kansas City, and making several public presentations.
“Pia is an amazing person who has been sharing her unique style and perspective with a diverse group of Bethany Swedes,” said President Edward F. Leonard III. “Pia’s public presentations will give everyone in central Kansas an opportunity to learn from a pathfinder not only in soccer, but also in athletics, coaching, and leadership.”
On Monday, January 20, Sundhage is giving a presentation on Leadership Lessons at10 a.m. in Presser Hall on the Bethany College campus. As one of the world’s best coaches, Sundhage has been a strong promoter of female athletics since a young age.
As a young girl in Sweden, Sundhage first played on a boys’ soccer team under a disguise that her mother helped her create. At the time, there weren’t many opportunities for females in sport, and Sundhage has since helped pave the way for female athletes. Years later, Sundhage is one of the world’s finest coaches and is an innovator for the game of soccer, changing the way the sport is played by implementing her unique coaching philosophies.
“Having a pioneer in the athletics world on our campus has allowed our community the ability to learn from someone with such an inspiring narrative,” said Dean of Athletics Dane Pavlovich. “Bethany College has benefited from her stories, laughter, and positivity. Even though she says she is not a teacher, everyone has gained from her presence, amazing thoughts, and reflections.”
The Bethany College Swedes compete in 18 intercollegiate sports in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Bethany participates in the NAIA Champions of Character program, which encourages integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership in student-athletes, coaches, and youth in the community. Since 1902, Bethany has won 152 conference championships. Learn more about the Bethany College Swede’s athletic programs at www.bethanyswedes.com.
The Bethany College Music Department will be holding the Bethania Band Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 6. The event will begin at 9:45 and will include workshops on clarinet, saxophone and flute techniques as well as a panel discussion on teaching woodwinds. Courtney Long, Jay Steinberg, and Paula Patterson will be leading the workshops. The symposium will conclude with a keynote address from Gail Konzem, Chair of the Bethany College Education Department.
The registration fee is $10 for one or more components of the symposium. Be sure to include name of registrant and institution when registering. Checks can be made out to:
The Bethany College Music Department
335 E. Swensson St.
Lindsborg, KS 67456
Participants must bring their own instruments. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Claudio Re at: 785-227-3380 x8335 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethany College Music Department will be hosting “A Day in the Life of a Music Major”. This is a day for high school students to come to campus, attend classes, rehearsals and see what being a music major is all about. Registration information is found below.
Year in school:
Primary instrument/voice part:
Interested in: Band/Choir/Band and Choir
Are you interested in a free private lesson? Yes /No, thanks
E-mail registration information to: email@example.com, or mail to:
335 East Swensson Street
Lindsborg, KS 67456
Please register by February 28th. We will contact you to confirm your schedule.
Questions? Call our music office at (785) 227-3311, ext. 8235
Two-time Olympic gold medal-winning women’s soccer coach and FIFA Coach of the Year Pia Sundhage will join Bethany College in January as this year’s Distinguished Pearson Professor of Swedish Studies.
Sundhage will teach a one-credit-hour class during interterm, work with Bethany’s soccer team as well as other regional teams, connect with Women’s Intersport Network in Kansas City, and make several public presentations.
“It is a great honor and pleasure to host one of the world’s greatest coaches, Pia Sundhage, as this year’s Pearson Professor. She joins an impressive cadre of Swedish scholars, scientists, artists, writers, and musicians who have taught at Bethany through the Distinguished Pearson Professorship program,” says President Edward F. Leonard III. “Pia is a tremendous leader, known for her inspiring style and proven results. We excitedly welcome not only soccer fans, but also those who are leaders in their communities and careers, to share in this incredible learning opportunity.”
A new Shigeru Kawai VI concert grand piano has been given to Bethany College by LaRue (Bengtson) Frasier, class of 1948, from Woodrow, Colo. The piano will be introduced to the public during the Christmas Jultide Concert on Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. in Presser Hall.
A reception will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a gallery talk by the artist at 2:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Many works will be for sale.
This festival of lessons and carols will feature the Bethany College Choir directed by Mark Lucas, Ph.D., the Handbell Ensemble directed by Melody Steed, D.M.A., and the Bethany College/Lindsborg Community Orchestra directed by Daniel Masterson, D.M.A. Also featured will be the Bethany College Chamber and Chapel choirs and Dalkoren. Pre-concert music will be provided by the Bethany Concert Band directed by Claudio Re, Ph.D.