Melody Steed, assistant academic dean and associate professor of music, will present a workshop and organ recital for the 18th Annual Nordic Spirit Symposium at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California, on February 10-11. Her presentation is titled “Re-forming Music: Sweden, Finland, and the Pipe Organ.” She will describe how reformer Martin Luther urged congregations to sing together, with the pipe organ becoming dominant in services.
Other Bethany music faculty will also be presenting and performing at events in the next few weeks. Lillian Green, assistant professor of music and director of orchestras, will present at the KMEA in-service in Wichita on February 24 in a clinic is titled “Teaching Music Theory to String Students.” She will also present at the Music Teachers National Association conference in Baltimore on March 18-22. Professor Green will be discussing and performing the music of Russian composer Nikolai Kapustin. She will present alongside Dr. James Miltenberger of West Virginia University and Dr. Yana Tyulkova of California State University
Claudio Re, assistant professor of music and director of bands, will present at the KMEA in-service workshop in Wichita on February 25. His clinic is titled “How vs.What: Ten Commandments for a Purposeful Band Warm-Up.”