Two Bethany College music faculty attended the Music Teachers National Association Conference held in Baltimore from March 18 – 22.   Dr. Lillian Green, violist, and orchestra director, presented and performed in a session on The Intersection of Jazz and Classical Music:  An Introduction to the Music of Nikolai Kapustin.

“It was great to collaborate with other colleagues on this project, which included Kapustin’s biographer, other talented performers and teachers,” Green said.  She will be performing the Kapustin selection in her own solo recital on April 30 at Sandzén Art Gallery in Lindsborg.

Dr. Dan Masterson, piano instructor and co-chair of the Bethany College Music Department, is the current president of the Kansas Music Teachers Association, and represented the state at several business meetings.

“I was so glad to be a part of the organization on behalf of Kansas. The conference is such an experience with the many session presentations, master classes, and inspirational performances,” he said.  MTNA has nearly 22,000 members in the United States, established in 1876 with the purpose of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music.